A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss …

My church is sponsoring an art show this November. I thought I would set-up a booth and show some of my wares. I have some pieces ready, those shown on my Items For Sale page. I also thought I should perhaps add a few pieces of treenware to the collection; salt-boxes, candle sconces, silverware trays, and other such things.

Wasting no time I grabbed an oak board and started to layout lunettes on the front and sides of a small salt-box.


With no particular pattern in mind, I just started carving. This is what I ended up with…


After cutting the parts out of the board, I squared the ends and formed rebates at the ends of the front and back pieces.


In a matter of minutes, I had another carcass to pin together. I’ll most likely have a pine bottom and lid for this little box.



6 thoughts on “A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss …

  1. Dave Polaschek September 13, 2018 / 6:33 am

    Nice little box, and quickly, too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ron Aylor September 13, 2018 / 6:42 am

      Thanks, Dave. I found it easier to carve the board and then cutout the individual parts, especially on something this small.


  2. Tom Baker September 13, 2018 / 8:33 am

    A CNC has nothing over you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ron Aylor September 13, 2018 / 8:35 am

      LOL … Thanks, Tom. A CNC would slow me down … I’d have to stop to write the program!


  3. bloksav September 13, 2018 / 9:34 am

    Fine looking little box.
    It will be interesting to see what will sell at the show.

    I think the ratchet candle stand and the Shaker lap desk deserves full attention from the audience, but it might be easier to sell smaller stuff.

    In my part of Denmark people will look at first class joinery and say: that’s nice, but there is no way that I would pay more than 10$ for that dovetailed box, and then they would head on over to another booth selling Tupperware and spend 100$ in a whim.

    So I genuinely hope that you have a much better customer base than I do.


    Liked by 1 person

    • Ron Aylor September 13, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Thanks, Jonas! I too hope I have an appreciative audience.


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