Monday, October 4, 2010

WIA Bird's Eye Maple Box

We got several comments this past weekend at WIA about the bird's-eye maple box we were using to hold brochures on our Shaker-style bench. Several folks requested pictures. So here they are.

I built this box this summer to house some moulding planes I bought from M.S. Bickford. 

It's loosely modeled after the School Box from "The Joiner and Cabinetmaker".

The handles, hinges, lock and escutcheon were all purchased from Horton Brasses.

The lid stay is a leather strap fastened with a couple extra screws that came with the handles.


  1. just say I love it, many thanks for posting

  2. I'm witnessing perfection here. Stunning!

  3. Photos hide a multitude of imperfections! Thursday night at WIA Frank Klausz spent a good 20 minutes at my bench critiquing the box. He did quite like the bench and vises. Not quite up to "grampuhz" standards! That was a VERY enjoyable visit. More about that later.

  4. Kickin' box. I was eyeing it at WIA but now that I see it was for Matt's planes, I might just have to make one for myself.

  5. Thanks Chuck! I wished we'd got more of a chance to visit at WIA. We need to twist the arms of the WIA staff to give us toolmakers a marketplace session of our own.

  6. Jameel,

    You're right, it would have been great if we visted more but, by the title of your latest post, your WIA weekend looked about the same as mine. At least you remembered to take some photos!

    I think your suggestion about the folks in the marketplace having their own session is a great idea. I'm heading out to Cincinnati again early next week. I'll drop the idea to the powers that be and see if I can get them onboard.

    See you at the next WIA!


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