Small Boxes

3 wood boxes

Walnut Butternut

wood box

Tiger Maple

I rarely make little things. Especially little wood boxes. Too precious. A person could pick up one of these little boxes, reading glasses lowered on their nose and examine every crevice! Who wants that? And, as it turns out there is a sub-culture of woodworkers dedicated to designing and building little boxes. And they act like its nothing! My friend Steve Altman ( builds the most amazing little boxes…exquisite! And his website says something like, “they’re nothing really. Just a few little bits of wood and some glue.” I did not take any pictures inside of these little boxes…but there is nothing in them but my blue-ink signature. They’re empty vessels: they were made to honor a few very special teachers, whose calling is to help fill empty vessels.