Since we purchase our wood as drops, seconds, foundlings unloved at the back of the sawmill, leftovers from building projects and custom cabinetmakers, and purchases at auctions, we just never know what's coming next. While this makes custom orders nearly impossible, we are happy to say that we are "saving" and repurposing lumber that would otherwise end up burned or destroyed. Even very small pieces of wood can become beautiful, useful products, in our care.
We only use boiled linseed oil on our hardwood boxes, and when we do the dyed pine or cedar boxes, those are also oiled and buffed. If you want a different finish, we can ship your products with or without the hardware, and let you apply the finish of your choice and complete the process. Knifemakers who want to flock or line the inside, usually go for this option.
We make boxes from lovely hardwoods:
and from pine wood that we've carefully dyed:
and exotic, hard to find woods such as this birdseye oak:
We do hinges out of leather and metal, and clasps as well.
this is a large box, spalted wood lid and base, and you can see the buttoning job with the high-contrast walnut buttons set into the lighter wood. This custom order was sanded to 600-grit, and you can see the reflective finish even though it only has boiled linseed oil, nothing else:
We use traditional techniques for joinery and button plugs in most of our wood products, boxes, looms, even our key fobs.
We're starting to do pressed/augmented leather tops and hinges for some of our 2020 offerings--here was a test sample:
after it's been oiled and a touch of gold gilt applied to highlight the design, it will make a nice addition to a gift box.
We also are experimenting with acrylic disks to cover a small 3/4" or 1" printed identification or Qr code on the inside or base of the boxes, so that tool makers can have their web site or contact or maker's mark on the container they provide for the tool. Pictures soon!