Saturday, August 09, 2014

In the shop...

I've gone full bore and changed the blog title. It's now just Armory Woodworks. I've also included a link on the side to my Etsy shop. I don't have any items listed yet but I hope to soon.

After a month or so of little woodworking I'm back into it. I've got some big plans in the works and they've helped inspire me to get back to it. There has been a flurry of activity in the past two weeks. Here's what I've been working on.

I've finished up some utilitarian boxes that I was making for myself. They are roughly the size of a shoe box and I added a nesting rabbet to the top and bottom so they stack. These are for general storage. I like their simplicity and I might add them to my stable of "products" I'm thinking of putting on Etsy.

I had a friend commission me to make some Cornhole boards.  They are Carolina blue for a UNC theme.

I've got some more work done on a batch of small gift boxes that will eventually be put up on Etsy.

I've started working on two slide top boxes that I just decided to make out of some wood scraps.

I need a portable toolbox for when I'm working away from the shop. I'm planning on building one from plans in the book Made by Hand by Tom Fidgen. The design struck me as a bit too fussy at first but then I realized how nice some of the little features are. I will make it slightly larger and modify a few things in the design. Here's all the pieces cut and ready for assembly.

I was sorting through my lumber pile to find enough cherry to make the toolbox and realized I had enough to make another shaker side table. So I'm hoping to get that done soon and listed in my Etsy shop as well.