Among the oak trees

Dennis has been making acorn boxes just big enough to store a special piece of jewelry or any memento about the diameter of a quarter.

Acorn boxes benefit from a threaded lid, because the top is larger than the bottom.  Dennis cuts threads in the traditional English way, by using chasing tools and a good sense of rhythm.

Threads are always cut in very hard oily woods so that they do not crumble with use.  These bases are boxwood, and the tops are turned from blackwood, cocobolo, and mopani.

Remember: mighty oaks start as a small acorn.

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