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May 2012

Pierced Lid Box

The pattern for the lid of this box came from a magazine. While it provides an interesting change, I don't think I have the patience to do a lot of these boxes because it takes more time to undo the scroll saw blade and rethread it than it does to do the actual sawing.  The body of the box was made from  a scrap of construction lumber which can show attractive colour sometimes.

Altar Box

This box was named because it reminded a good friend of the shape of a communion table. I was delighted to find this way of making lids because it allows me to use many small scraps of interesting wood. The bottom is cut from maple I bought on sale. This box now makes its home in London England with a friend who is a priest in the Church of England. I was in London in the spring of 2014 and I got to visit both my friend and the box.

Puzzle Box

Another fun box that requires a bandsaw to make is the puzzle box.  These can be extremely complex but the ones I'm making at the moment are on the beginner end of the spectrum.

Small Panel Lid Box

I had some really small scraps that I didn't want to throw out so I made a small box with a panel lid.  This box is approximately 4 1/2 inches (11cm) long by 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) wide by 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm) high.

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