If you are patient, this fine fellow will read it to you.
Mike, this is the video I watched to understand what Tom was talking about.
Making use of some slab wood for Christmas presents. This is two of the 30 I made. The excess will be sold at the markets this summer.
Very nice Bill, how did you make the corner joints?
Excellent joinery and finish, it makes the job. I like the “just a bit” of contrasting colors,
however, the roughness might not sell to the public, imho.
I think the boxes would be great with potted plants in them. Love the dove tail joints.
Very nice BillS.
Excellent workmanship. “Mine” can you please add no-hardware-needed, cut-in hand pockets to the two opposing narrow ends for lifting and moving? A real backsaver for those of us needing not to be low stooping anymore.
(rope-loop handles would be hardware?)
Al, my neighbor had this jig.
Steve, give me the dimensions you want. Not sure if I can find more live edge oak with bark still intact that’s been kiln dried. May one with the live edge with apparent sap wood.
I did buy some 1/8" wicker for handles but the wood sides would need to be 1/2" thick to be glued in. Rope might be another good solution.
Here’s the other one I finished today.
This box will be hinged when I can get the hardware.
Thanks for the nice word everyone. Putting the finish on these really pulls the grain out.
The open boxes I used a spar varnish to hold the bark to the wood.
The second box I used Dansih oil for the finish.
@pepe2000, I’m certain if I can come up with a price, people will gobble these up at the markets.
I finished these up today.
Professional quality. For sure to “fly off the shelf”! Nice to see, Bill.
We just received 22" of snow in 24 hours. I used my 2005 Chevy 2500 HD to plow. It did very well. I think the behemoth military plow will be a must using the wing to push the banks out next time. The second picture is after 8" of snow. We were heading to someone’s house to plow out their driveway. We went back today to get rid of the rest of the snow that fell.
I found my snowmobile. Snow machine for you Canadians
Here all this time I thought canadian snowmachines were those things with tracks.
Bill, I hit the like button , but it was mostly becuse I’m happy that you’re happy with that white stuff. Just checked the thermometer…high of 69 F today. These pictures make me want to go build a fire.
Once you get on this machine and bust through the snowbanks, you’d hit the like button 100 times. I use it to tug a dog sled around. I will haul wood or sap or whatever else.
I’m sure the machine is fun, and it is just a little cold for the lake today. The warm weather is also making butchering deer a chore these days. Not able to let them hang until it’s convenient.
Thanks for the pictures Mr. Bill. I can tolerate my mud so much better after seeing your snow