Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Random little boxes

Just some fun projects thats been shelved for a while.

Black walnut hard maple, and birdseye maple lid.


Full 3D contoured pull handle


Base of walnut piece is 3D relief cut with ball end mill. 
Hard maple mid section fully 3D cut to make to base piece. 
Walnut on the top surface of the base. Fun project to work on 3d mated jointing.
Seems to work just peachy. 


Interlocking lid design with no machined lip, but machined 3D contours on lid and base piece. 


Black walnut base with fully 3D machine "feet" and lid matching corner notches. 
Purple heart natural color, naturally finished with Satin lacquer. 


Ebony base machined from cut off. I try not to scrap wood if possible. This is machined from the end grain so grain on base is vertical. Machined asymmetrical because the "tail" the base is made from hade an angle cut left on it. so I used that as a design feature. 


Quartersawn sycamore lid, 3D finished on the interior to match the base component. 


Narrow on one end, thicker on the other. Your eyes are not deceiving you. 



When mated together, fit flat. Sweet!


Let me make something for you too. 
billsbilletboxes@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Very cool box being created here.

This is for someones special little one. it will be a combination large box with removable tray, tooth fairy box compartment, and overall cool place to keep some stuff. 

Starting off with a little black walnut. about 2 inches thick. 
decking the surface flat


Pocket one cutting


Pocket two cut


tooth fairy box pocket machined into base. It has its own home


Curly Hard Maple again about 2 inches thick


zoomed up image of tooth box pocket


Machined upper level of base


Very cool mineral streaking in the maple, It was placed here intentionally. You cant let that all go to dust


Outside shot of mineral streaking



aromatic cedar that will be used in this piece as removable tray, and an engraved lid feature. Should keep this baby smelling great for years. This box BTW is 12X8 inches by almost 6 inches tall when completed. 


Tray pocket cut. You are seeing this as it happens, This is in process now!


Another shot of the mineral streaks. 


keep tuned. 
billsbilletboxes@gmail.com

Let me make something for you too! -Bill


Another Frame.......

Gulp This time a really big one. 
Solid Cherry for Nieces Graduation


Roughy 54X36 inches, needed some cool jointing


Pretty standard corners


Swept up in a tornado, now upside down.



The magic in the back. Trying to take weight ot of this frame and keep the long edges from warping. 


Custom hold down pads, and pockets


Pretty neat piece, cant see the machining while its hanging, but I know its there. :)
Hanging hooks one 32 inch centers on either side. 


billsbilletboxes@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

I'm Back!

Hello all. Sorry I have been very belated in my postings over the last 6 months. Reason being I have a new job and I was getting acclimated and focussing on it. 
I feel I have that pretty well handled and I will be back to normal posting here very soon. 

This was a project I worked on over the weekend. 
Wonderful selection of red oak


Nothing can ever be simple with me LOL 


Machined in pockets for locking pads


Brass hardware, back looks as good as the front


Completed stained with golden oak finished with Satin laquer


How do you machine and hold tiny parts you ask? Nest them and leave them nested and tabbed in main body and snap them out and sand them of. Cut off from Cedar project from a while ago. 


Fun little project to knock the dust off "literally"

For those of you that have recently contacted me on a few project, We will get them underway very soon. 

As always, please drop me a note if you think I could make something special for you too. 
billsbilletboxes@gmail.com

Thanks for looking. -Bill