Bent Corner Box Making
The making of chests and boxes has gained in popularity among Northwest coast artists. The Kwakiutl via Mungo Martin and others never really stopped box making. There are a few real masters. New kerfs and approaches to box making have been explored in the last few years. It's a deal of fun for amateurs like myself. In this photo are many of the tools used in box making. Sitka straight elbow adze and texture adze, crooked knives in C, H-1, and #3 bends, detail knife and a small block plane. Refer to the 'literature' page for information on bent corner box making and a sheet on how to make the dome-top chest shown.