Craft Project The Shaker Tradition Of Simplicity In Design Continues To Hold Sway In Hampton New Brunswick Where Brent Rourke Makes Traditionally Inspired Oval Boxes
Craft project the shaker tradition of simplicity in design continues to hold sway in hampton new brunswick where brent rourke makes traditionally inspired oval boxes is post about Magazine bookmarked by ross with ID 11267992650 was uploaded on 10-03-2019 and has been viewed 52,305 times.
Shaker Bentwood Box Illustration by James Provost; Photos courtesy of James Wilson jameswilson.ca Shaker bentwood boxes were originally made in a random choice of sizes, often on the whim of the maker or the availability of materials.
While the sizes have gradually become standardized over time, you can make a box of any dimension you choose.The wood you select must be straight and even grained so that it will bend and tack without splitting.
Maple, walnut and cherry are all suitable choices.In this article I'll take you through the steps that Brent follows in making his bentwood boxes.The box is essentially made up of two 'bands' (pieces of thick veneer), one for the body and another for the lid band, and two flat pieces, one for the lid top and one for the base.
The bands are typically ⅛" thick, with the lid top 5⁄16"and the base ¼" thick.You can mill these pieces using a bandsaw and then thickness plane them to final dimension.Make sure you square the stock before re-sawing it, and, to avoid a mishap, don't run stock shorter than 12" through your planer.
The most popular Shaker box sizes are show below.The first time you try...