Update #1 Progress on the Box

Laura,

I'm very pleased to be able to tell you that work on the box has begun. I have cataloged each step of the construction so far with pictures and videos. I am not quite sure how to string them together here so that you get a good chronological overview, but I will do my best.

posted on Oct 16th 2012 by Rob Clark Furniture

Update #2 Continued Progress on the box

I tried to put all the pictures and text and videos in one update, but it just bogged the system down. So here goes one or two at a time.

posted on Oct 16th 2012 by Rob Clark Furniture

  • In this short clip I am cutting the blank for the box lid into sections so that I can profile each section with the curve of the finished lid.

Update #5 Cutting the wood block so I can make the arced curve in the top

posted on Oct 19th 2012 by Rob Clark Furniture

Update #10 Sides veneered and question on the box lid?

Laura,

I veneered the sides of the box today and will glue on the veneer for the box top next. I have a question on the choice of pattern for the top. See below for details.

posted on Nov 16th 2012 by Rob Clark Furniture

Update #11 Beautiful Red Shavings

Laura,

This afternoon I planed the veneers down on the box sides. I thought you would enjoy seeing the beautiful pile of red shavings. Nothing is quite so satisfying in the life of a fine furniture builder as using the hand plane. The shavings come off so thin and the surface that is left is glass smooth.

Also, I ended up with a pattern for the veneer on the lid that was not any of the patterns I showed you. It is my favorite of all the options and I think you will really like it. Should I send you a picture or leave it as a surprise?

posted on Nov 19th 2012 by Rob Clark Furniture

Update #12 Progress on Carving

Laura,

I am carving a sample pattern just to work through any carving issues before I cut into the actual box lid which already has a good deal of time invested in it. Can you look at the attached photos and tell me if things are moving in the direction that you envisioned. Keep in mind that what you see is not finished yet. Lines will be thinned down and refined. The arched lowered so they are not as prominent and everything will be smoothed up. The important question at this point is whether this is what you had in mind for the carving?

posted on Dec 04th 2012 by Rob Clark Furniture

Carved Wooden Box

Rob Clark Furniture in California being made for Laura byRob Clark Furniture

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Laura submitted:

“Hello, I'm Laura, from Barcelona (Spain). I'm looking for some wood artisan able to build a wooden box/chest for me. It would have to be custom, since I would need the inner side of the lid to be chiseled/carved approximately like the vault of the chapel attached. It would be a gift, and the person I want it for loved the fan vault of king's college chapel (Cambridge), so I'd like to try to have something similar (independently from the outer aspect of the box). More images of similar vaults with more level of detail are available simply by googling images for "fan vault". Since I'm a little lost with the request and how possible it would be, please let me know if you could be interested or if you know of someone else who could make it. in order to achieve a relatively nice level of detail the box would be around 9"x 6" x whatever height feels harmonic for a jewelry box, tops. Kind of like hard-cover book-sized (if that makes any sense). Maybe it would be good that the lid is va

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