Walnut & Cherry Seed Box

Walnut & Cherry Seed Box, 2020

Seed storage box!

I’ve been slowly accumulating garden seeds, both leftovers from this spring, and harvested seeds (for example, I ferment a couple tomatoes every year to collect for next year). I had a large dusty ziplock of them just sitting in my shop and decided they needed to go into a dark, dry box in our basement pantry. This was a great excuse to use up some cherry logs I got from my boss, which are completely filled with bug holes and not very usable for most things. But they’re perfect for something that will be hidden for ~363 days a year and only be seen by me. So why did I waste time on that power-carved walnut leaf top? Because I’ll still see it once a year. Also, I wanted to practice cutting some dovetails. I also through some dry rice in there as a desiccant.

Carving Tool Box – Daniel D. Brown, 2018

Well that was fun! I woke up today and decided to make a box for my carving knives and accessories. My old one is too small now. It’s a pretty simple box, with lots of flaws – but I’m super happy with it for my own use. I made the top by resawing a piece of scrap walnut to create a bookmatched panel (with a lot of handplaning). I cut the big chamfers (or whatever you wanna call them) on the table saw. The lid panel and bottom are inserted into grooves on the sides, which are made of cherry leftover from @tam_a_ryn’s kitchen island cart. The bottom is just some scrap pine I needed to get rid of. Finished with tung oil.
I was gonna add splines. But I wanted this to be a quick project and was just ready to be done. I think it’ll hold up fine with my usage.


Framed Cut Acrylic Feather – Daniel D. & Tamaryn Brown, 2018

I scrollsawed this feather, which my wife painted using acrylics. I then built the frame from Walnut & Maple.