The boxes are based on one I made a
year ago with very primitive tools. They are laced together at
the corners with leather or artificial sinew.
Today I got way down the road on
making a box with a partition in the middle. Square nails of two
sizes will be stored in this box and they will be used in the
construction of wooden coffins.
Working with rived boards poses
many challenges because their surfaces are rough and convoluted
and each board is of a different thickness, sometimes from one
end to the other.
This is a box I was working on,
with the captive bottom, sides, and ends held firmly together
with wire ties.
The box being fitted with a lid.
The box I worked on today rests
atop of one I made last year. You can see the brown sinew lacing
that holds the box together.