These turned wooden boxes are all handmade and unique. They can be used as a conversation
piece, for storage, jewelry boxes, boxes for giving special gifts or many other purposes.
People really enjoy handling them because they feel good and they are smooth and fun
to play with. The boxes are made from a variety of kinds of wood and are generally
finished with wax on their insides and a shellac based friction polish on the outside.
The lids all slip over a flange on the bases. Although seasonal movements of wood can
affect the fit of the lids,
care has been taken to season the wood used for these boxes to reduce changes that can affect
the fit of the lid. Three classes of fit can be applied to the boxes:
Loose fit - Fit is loose but not sloppy. If the box is sitting on the table and you pick up
the lid, the box bottom will remain on the table.
Suction fit - The lid will go on and off easily, but it is snug enough that a discernable resistance can
be felt due to the vacuum being created.
Snug fit - A snug fit is not difficult to remove, but it is tight enough that you could expect to put the box
in a pocket or purse and not have the top come off.
Some of the boxes are decorated with chatterwork... a pattern of decorative ridges. See an
example of chatterwork here.
These boxes can be ordered online using PayPal. If you use PayPal, shipping and
tax (for Pennsylvania residents) will be added during the checkout process. If you prefer not
to use PayPal, contact me
with the number of the box that interests you. I'll make up an invoice that
can be paid via money order or check.
Click on one of the thumbnail images below to get details about that box or
click here to step through the gallery.