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  Keith Van Cleve & Jackie Scherer


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Keith Van Cleve & Jackie Scherer - Peril Bay Box Crafters

I have always been interested in woodworking. During my junior high and high school days, manual-arts training was always available and the woodworking classes were a great attraction. Many of the techniques learned then are uses today. What is involved in completing a piece of fine woodworking? For me it starts with trying to picture what the item will look like in its final form. What is the way to transform a piece of raw lumber to a finely finished item that brings the initial mental image alive? I start by selecting a combination of woods that are complimentary in terms of hardness, color, texture, grain and pattern. Each box has the top and bottom formed by milling separate pieces of wood. The addition of inlay, whether stone, wood, or shell is a further consideration to enhance the color and pattern of the wood. Each of these steps leads to the final one of finishing where the true unaltered wood color, pattern and grain stand out. Substantial care and patience are needed to make the initial image come to life. Once a box is completed, Jackie selects a color of velvet that compliments the woods to use as a liner for the top and bottom. As a final touch she makes a matching velvet bag to hold the box.







Square Box I
code:KV001
price:$80.00
quantity in basket: none



Square Box II
code:KV003
price:$80.00
quantity in basket: none



Pedestal Box
code:KV004
price:$80.00
quantity in basket: none



Pentagon Box
code:KV005
price:$65.00
quantity in basket: none



Ambrosia Maple Box
code:KV006
price:$110.00
quantity in basket: none



Cribbage Board
code:KV007
price:$50.00
quantity in basket: none