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History of Box Making

The History Of Wooden Chests And Storage Boxes From the earliest days, humans have furnished their dwellings with the items they needed to survive and over the centuries the wooden chest, storage boxes and  trunks have become the most common piece of furniture found in the home. Over time the simple storage chest has evolved into different styles and been modified for different uses: wooden boxes, storage chests, tool chests, treasure chests, blanket boxes and steamer trunks. Wooden chests and trunks have became the most useful, and most versatile piece in furniture’s history. As long ago as 3,000 years ago the Egyptians had already developed advanced methods for building boxes and wooden chests with dovetail joints, including their ceremonial and...

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Different pen types, explained: which is best for you?

Different pen types, explained: which is best for you? WHEN SHOPPING FOR A CUSTOM PEN, THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT STYLES YOU MIGHT CONSIDER: BALLPOINTS, ROLLERBALLS, AND FOUNTAIN PENS. Each category has its own benefits and limitations, which are outlined below. Ballpoint Pens are the most common style of pen thanks to their versatility and cost-effectiveness. Most “regular” pens use ballpoint technology, so you are almost certainly familiar with this style of writing. Due to their design and the ink typically used in ballpoints, these pens are capable of writing effectively on a variety of different mediums and paper types. Celebrated for reliability, versatility, and functionality, ballpoints offer the best bang for the buck for an easy-to-use writing instrument. Because of...

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A brief history of box making

A box is a lidded wooden container distinguished from its larger cousin, a chest, primarily by its smaller size; the demarcation between a large box and a small chest often being a matter of opinion.

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History of woodturning

History of woodturning   At the beginning of the 20th century, the lathe was perhaps the last thing to be considered a tool for creating a bold new art form. Modern art was defined by experiments in painting and sculpture, not utility. Lathe work concerned woodworking and craft—worlds away from new art movements such as abstract expressionism and conceptualism. At the same time, the Arts & Crafts Movement had created a romantic and idealistic view of the craftsperson, in opposition to the “soulless” machine production of the Industrial Revolution. The lathe was a machine closely tied to industry and showed no promise as a means of self-expression. Despite these challenges, artistic woodturning grew organically out of the woodworking traditions and...

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