I met Nancy and Paul Cooley at Albion College’s Young Alumni Award banquet. Paul, a physician by day, and Albion Alum, class of 1951, makes band saw boxes for fun. We had a delightful time talking woodworking. Nancy sent me a couple of pictures I would like to share.
In her words, “Paul has made over 150 boxes, many of which are some of the designs you have seen on the internet. Those designs come from a book, Building Beautiful Boxes with Your Band Saw by Lois Keener Ventura. The two pictures I have attached are original designs. The train is 14 1/4″ long, 5 7/8″ high, and 4″ deep. The wheels and the cab are drawers. The Victorian lady’s shoe is 7 3/4″ long, 6 3/4″ high, and about 4″ deep. You can see the outline of the drawers in the picture. It’s one of my favorites.”