Lift Lid Boxes

I recently made some lift lid boxes. I really like this style of box. The boxes are 3" in all dimensions. That equals about 2 inches of useable space inside. Perfect for jewelry or a small treasure, that needs safe keeping!

Both of the cedar boxes sold a the craft show, but I still have all the rest.

Walnut, Oak, Maple and Cedar. With contrasting tops and miter keys. Finished with wipe on poly
All in a row

Two Turned Boxes

A couple of recent boxes. The first is turned from walnut firewood. I love saving pieces from the fireplace. It's quite fulfilling to give them new life.   SOLD
Shallow Walnut. 4"in diameter 1 3/4 high. Wipe on poly.
The second is sycamore. I had a mistake on the top of the Sycamore, so I added an inset of Walnut. I think it worked out rather well.  SOLD
Sycamore & Walnut. 2" in diameter 4" high. Wipe on poly
 
Sycamore & Walnut. With lid closed

Natural Edge Bowl: California Bay Laurel

This is my first NE bowl. It was a bear, and put my little Rikon mini through its paces. I will be hard pressed to want to turn another one any time soon...

Still after 4 major catches and one pitch across the floor I ended up with a rather thick walled 9 1/2" bowl.  If you look closely you can see the glue line where the wing was re-attached.

Finished with Danish oil, blood, sweat and some manly tears.:)

 
9 1/2 inches wing to wing. I lost some bark during it's various flights off my lathe.

Some cool checking that I really like.

I rough sanded the areas where I lost the bark. Felt like it added to it's character.

Redwood Bowl from Wine Barrel

This is the second half of the board I acquired from the old wine cast. A very simple turning, and hopefully a cherished piece of the wine country for some lucky tourist. SOLD
Some cool nail holes and char marks from the cask.

Approx 7 1/2" in diameter. Still with a strong scent of wine

Bottom with date and signature. Finished with light oil and shellac.

Silver Maple Box


A simple maple box from a fallen tree branch. Branch wood looks great as an endgrain box. I'm not sure how it will hold up. SOLD

About 3 1/2 inches high


With a cool knot that I had to CA in place
About 2 1/2 at widest part

A blurry picture of the bottom with a little skew work