Monthly Archives: July 2016

Wood-sample collection chest, part 3—designing the carvings in clay

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What have I found most difficult about working with clay? Most disconcerting has been the amount of shrinkage I’ve encountered, but then I have to admit, wood shrinks, too. The difference between clay and wood is that with clay, I … Continue reading

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Wood-sample collection chest, part 2—Lumber selection and clay modeling

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Years ago, as luck would have it, a fellow walked into the hardwood lumberyard where I worked and offered to sell me two 8/4 slabs of Cuban mahogany from a tree downed in southern Florida during Hurricane Andrew (1992). I … Continue reading

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Wood-sample collection chest, part 1—The importance of prototypes

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  Over a year ago, a friend and I began collaborating on ideas for a chest in which she could proudly house her wood-sample collection.  Barb, a turner, is working out plans for a tool storage cabinet similar to the … Continue reading

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Mahogany document box

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Even the simplest of boxes can be lovely. Bird’s-eye maple, Honduran mahogany, Gabon ebony and banding

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