It’s the middle of September – with the welcoming of cooler weather, it is now possible to put more hours in at the carving shed!
I have finished two and plan to make several more. I am making rustic split cedar shake boxes, with a simple carved lid. I use a froe and mallet to split the shakes from a standing cedar block. Each box is assembled to hold one of our books – 8.5″ x 11″ x 1″ thick. I hold the box together with canoe nails and copper boat nails, with a bit of gorilla glue but that really is not necessary. Each box is finished with tung oil to go from this…
… to this!
Some of our other carvers will make some as well – some are rustic, and others will be more in keeping with fine woodwork.