rjent wrote:Good Lord you do good work!
Thanks rjent! All of the work on the block plane is mine, but I must give some credit to John Wilson for the boxes. The class at John's Home Shop consists of 3-hours on Friday evening and then all day on Saturday. John supplies all of the material and lunch on Saturday, all for $90. The bands for the boxes are supplied with the fingers already cut to shape. When taking the class, only some trimming with a Stanley knife is required to clean the finger edges at a slight angle. The Friday class time is used to trim the bands, soak them in 200° water, forming the bands to the cores and then clinching the copper tacks. The last step is to add the top and bottom shaper blocks and let the bands dry overnight. Saturday is spent in fitting the bottoms of the boxes and the tops of the lids and securing these with pegs (tooth picks). All that is required after the class is to sand and apply your choice of finish at home.
Every thing you need to know about making Shaker boxes is at John's web site (http://www.shakerovalbox.com/
), including supplies to make them at home. Here is a John's PDF guide to making Shaker boxes. makhttp://www.shakerovalbox.com/wp-cont ... lBoxes.pdf
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