Boxes

Ouch! This is what happens when you pinch your hand between the table saw and the saw blade guard... Note to self, use gloves and a block in future! Ouch! This is what happens when you pinch your hand between the table saw and the saw blade guard… Note to self, use gloves and a block in future! Nothing cut open, just bruised and a blood blister. (Time for my Arnica Salve!)[/caption] My goal, is to eventualy get good enough to sell my ‘stuff’ at the craft shows we go to and on our store (www.hilltop-arts.com). I don’t think I’m ‘there’ yet unless I’m selling it a very primitive piece. First I made a biscuit joined box to try out the biscuit joiner Michael bought a while back and I liked how easy it was to make the cuts. Then because I didn’t have enough scrap of that wood left, I turned the box into my sanding station. [caption id="attachment_55065" align="alignnone" width="300"]Biscuit joined box Biscuit joined box[/caption] [caption id="attachment_55066" align="alignnone" width="300"]My new sanding station box - the perfect space for my sanding blocks and sander disks. My new sanding station box – the perfect space for my sanding blocks and sander disks.[/caption] Then, I resawed a length of wood and created a miter box with a sliding lid. Not sure what I’ll do with it yet, but its cute for old scrap wood.  Its a great size for little things like stamps, pencils, pens and the like. [caption id="attachment_55068" align="alignnone" width="300"]Shown with a water bottle to give a sense of scale. Shown with a water bottle to give a sense of scale.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_55067" align="alignnone" width="300"]Simple wooden box with sliding lid (made entirely of scrap wood) Simple wooden box with sliding lid (made entirely of scrap wood)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_55069" align="alignnone" width="300"]Woodburned with sunflowers. Woodburned with sunflowers.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_55070" align="alignnone" width="300"]Close-up of pyrography of sunflowers Close-up of pyrography of sunflowers[/caption] Tune in next time for…. LOL I have no idea!  ]]>

Shop Life

This is a bamboo plate and spoons I burned.[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="425"] Burn on a jewelry box I’ve wanted to dress up.[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="421"] Wooden trivet burned with my favorite thing, chickens!! I collect chickens……[/caption] I finished my entryway cabinet which I think turned out beautifully and I love how it fits in the space. You can see pictures on this post for the finished piece and this post for the build. I’ve already got tons of ideas for the next projects.  I spent a day rearranging my half of the studio to fit in the new equipment, and it looks very nice now. Now we have to work on Michael’s side. I love that the garage is large enough to accommodate both of us and our various tools. Look for more projects in the future!]]>