Friday, September 16, 2016

hinges and lift tabs.

 I have a number of boxes around here that I'd left unfinished for a variety of reasons, and if they are not done, they won't sell.

These walnut boxes, inlaid with maple and cherry, are receiving Brusso stopped hinges. It's an expensive option for rather small box, but being made of walnut and with inlay, it should bring a premium price. Also shown are the small lift tabs now fitted to the lids and ready for finish.

The joints used on the corners of these boxes is the hidden spline, seen only when the box is opened. It allows the grain to move around the box undisturbed.

Today in the school wood shop, my high school students will continue making cutting boards, and begin making shaker boxes.

This is also that time of year when teachers in training from Ball State University dutifully follow a link from their professor to this blog to read about the Philadelphia Exposition of 1876, and its impact on the development of manual arts training programs in the USA.

Make, fix, create, and increase the likelihood of others learning likewise

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