We are of course working on boxes today and a specific Shaker design created for the storage of beeswax candles by and used in the Shaker communities and of course sold by them to outsiders and insiders. This box has all the essential elements of through or common dovetails as can be seen. Pine too was the tradition of Shakers for this product so here we are receiving their legacy in our UK school.

Another box we know as a Shaker box are formed oval boxes made from cherry. Both the eastern white pine and cherry grow abundantly in the regions of New York I was in last week and so these indigenous species became the chosen resource for these vernacular products. They are both beautiful woods and beautiful and practical products both in use and for training students.

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  • nemo on A Machine-free HourThat's a very lovely mirror. Such simple elegance. I knew there was a reason I was saving the mirrors from the old plastic-handled ones I threw away. Seems like a nice afternoon-pr…