The Pontiff has decided to take up a new hobby – woodworking. He had so much fun making tables from the cedar fencing, that he’s branching out.

He decided to start with some fairly simple projects, using wood he had on hand. This is his first box – it’s about a foot wide:

Large Box

He used some wood that was left over from rebuilding the porch steps, plus a bit of walnut for the corner pieces.

Large box

For his next project, he made a cute little box from some poplar. This one is only 6 or 7″ wide:

Small box

It has walnut for the bottom:

Small box

The top is made from a single piece of wood, which he shaped so that it’s deeper in the center to fit into the box:

Small box

And it’s planed on top to give it a curve:

Small box

He’s having lots of fun with it, and it’s keeping him very busy. I never know what new thing I’ll find when I come home from work.

He took me to a woodworking shop a couple of days ago. He said it was “like a yarn shop for woodworkers”.


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14 Responses to Woodworking

  1. Monica says:

    Wow, those are beautiful. He has a real talent/skill. And you could put yarn in the bigger box! 😀

  2. Stacey says:

    Wonderful! Can you get him to start making wheels and spindles too? 😀

  3. margene says:

    Larry has made incredible progress in such a short time. Both boxes are wonderful!

  4. redsilvia says:

    The Pontiff is a clever fellow! What lovely boxes. Now can he devise a decorative stash storage system? That would nicely meld both your hobbies…

  5. Cookie says:

    Isn’t he fabulous?!

  6. Chris says:

    Wow, he’s that good after just a few projects?!

  7. Marilyn says:

    Aren’t those nice! My DH likes a tool store like I like a yarn shop too. 😉

  8. Lynn in Tucson says:

    I’m sure this slope is no more slippery than any other….


  9. Susan says:

    Those are lovely!

  10. jill says:

    The boxes are beautifully done. His analogy brought a huge grin to my face. I’m so glad he’s found his “yarn!”

  11. (Not That) Joan says:

    Wow. Those are beautiful! What Jill said!

  12. Laritza says:

    The boxes are so beautiful! I have a weakness for boxes. There has to be a box for each thing, and a thing for each box.

  13. Cary says:

    Very cute!

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