As promised, here are the almost-finished carved and joined oak boxes, with pine lids and bottoms. One person has to leave early – the rest will stay a bit late to finish the wooden pintle hinges – you can see one hanging down on the top box – before we clean up and head home.
No one in this class had done any kind of pattern carving before walking through the door on Monday morning – I think the results speak to Peter Follansbee‘s genius at teaching.
It’s no surprise that everyone looks happy and proud – they should!
14 thoughts on “Crossing the Finish Line: Carved Oak Boxes”
That is just darn classy work. Congrats to all
Wow, great work all! And great job teaching. Bucket list for sure
Wow. Holy crap. They did a fantastic job.
I am very impressed—that’s all beautiful work. Congratulations, everyone!
Very impressive, and all first timers. Wow!
i can attest to Peter’s teaching–though sadly not in person–just from reading his book joiners work and lurking around his blog. never thought I’d ever do any carving…. and yet within a few tries i managed alright. i now find myself about to do a bit of carving for a wedding gift. the book is HIGHLY recommended! great job everyone!
This was a great class. I really enjoyed Peters instruction and teaching style. I also can’t thank Chris enough for inviting us into his shop and Megan for being a great host. Megan was always ready to help in any way required.
All of the boxes look amazing. Peter and the students did a fantastic job.
Oh my. Those are beautiful!
I have recently taken up carving so would be interested in making such boxes. Are there plans available?
Also what is a pointless hinge? I am a sailor so know what a pintle and gudgeon are for hanging a rudder.
Pointless hinge = pintle hinge
There are lots of carving lessons, and this box among others, in Peter’s book “Joiner’s Work” (there’s a link to it at the bottom of the post) and here’s a link to a post of his on this hinge: https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/box-pintle-hinge-detail/
Are there any pictures of Fitzpatrick, Schwarz and Follansbee together? That would be one to hang on the wall.
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