The Warawood Shed Blog

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Making a small wooden Cremation Urn

I was commissioned to make a small wooden cremation urn, and because of the nature of this project I really wanted to use a beautiful piece of timer. After looking through my available boards...

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A Jewellery Box with five drawers

I wanted to experiment with a different style of jewellery box from what I usually make. The box was to have drawers instead of a lid, and I wanted to do something different with...

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Sliding Dovetail Ring Boxes

When shopping for timber I came across a nice block of Kauri which I thought would be perfect for making some sliding dovetail ring boxes. I calculated that I could get four boxes out...

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Purpleheart Ring Boxes

I wanted to try working with some purpleheart because I think the colour just looks amazing. I also really wanted to try machining purpleheart because I’ve read a lot about how hard it is...

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His & Hers Wooden Ring Boxes and some other designs

I wanted to design some ‘his & hers wooden ring boxes’ with two separate cavities for storing rings in. I had some reclaimed pieces of Red Ironbark from an old sixty year old house...

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Building a large partitioned Jewellery Box

I acquired a board of Laos Rosewood with what I think is a nice grain figure, and I wanted to make sure that whatever I build with it displays this figure prominently. Because of...

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Robert Sorby ProEdge Sharpening System Review

The ProEdge is a small belt sander designed specifically for sharpening woodworking turning tools, flat chisels and plane irons, drill bits, knives, and even garden tools. So effectively, this tool paired with the right...

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Making two wooden Keepsake Boxes

My wife asked me to make a wooden keepsake box as a gift for a friend of hers. She wanted a box that looks like Box No. 1177 by Peter Lloyd because of the...

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Wooden Toy Cars

When I was a young child I remember playing for hours on end with a wooden car my dad made me for my birthday. It was a simple toy which I loved dearly, however...

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More Wooden Ring Boxes

Since the previous beefwood wooden ring boxes I made turned out quite good I decided to build a few more. I had some ideas on how to slightly improve the design and I also...