re-using, recycling, and redeeming old wood

# 51 Other fine wood work: Indiana walnut box now elegant carving epuipment

Another post so soon?

Someone has made a request to see pictures of a gift I received.  So here it is, a little early for my next post, but once you see this box you will agree it is worth enjoying.


Walnut carving tool box

The walnut for this box was harvested from land in Munster, Indiana.  My brother Rick cured the wood, had it planked and dried it.  Then he put this fine box together.  Check out more of his boxes and other work at You should see his canoe and kayak paddles!

It will be a grand way to carry around my tools. Ought to look better than the reused Clementine boxes I am presently lugging around.

Beautiful joints and corners

A little wax and the cover slides

Elegant lines


4 responses

  1. What a lovely box!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

  2. Thanks, I’ll pass that on, Yaakov. Coming for a fine craftsman like you that means something more. Shalom, John

    January 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm

  3. Rick

    ala the Shakers – simple functional design always has beauty. Thanks for the post. Rick

    January 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

  4. Glad to put it on. Say, did you catch the phone call about the walnut log? Dimensions now are 15 x 2.5@

    January 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm

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