I was inspired by an article in Wooden Boat magazine about a handy tool box and I decided that that would be something useful for each family.
The handle is an octagonal shaft with a sculpted arm on either end that is as functional as it is beautiful. When the handle is in the up position, it locks the lower drawer shut, so you can move about freely with your stuff securely inside.
The hardware is brass, which compliments the light colored wood very nicely.
We filled the upper section of the toolbox with goodies, family photos and this carved ornament.
My thanks go out to Marty at http://www.mychipcarving.com/ for providing the pattern.
For my notoriously hard to impress Father and his fiancee', I designed and carved an Aspen trivet with horse motif and their names with an unity symbol between them.
And look closely, please.
David J. Ulschmid
Designer / Craftsman
~ Wisp Woods ~
Arlington, SD 57212