Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Three of the new Artisans and their Valuables Boxes. From top row to bottom: C, Nik and Gordon.

Each Artisan learned the properties of solid wood, advanced hand tools (including chisels, planes, and pull saws), and intermediate joinery. All pieces for this group of boxes were cut to basic width and length by staff, and the Artisans marked and cut finger joints, rabbets and chamfers for the lid, and made a custom handle. Great stuff! Next stop - the machine shop! Nik and Gordon both used the laser engraver to embellish their boxes. Gordon's image is scanned from his original drawing.

These are the second boxes these students have created, and now they are off to Module Three - a birch plywood cubby box - which is their introduction to the machine shop.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

A "Dream Box" made into an award for DC Action for Children, witha highly figured laser engraved cherry top, curly maple body with maple feet and handles.

New awards created for DC Action for Children. This one is laser engraved curly cherry, with a tiger maple base and curly maple logo disc.

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