Building a Pennsylvania Spice Box can be quite the ambitious project for any level of woodworker, loaded with its share of building techniques that embrace both hand and/or power tool applications in today's woodworking world. Its challenges include plenty of hand-cut joinery, precise drawer assemblies, stylish mouldings, raised-panel contours, and in this case, the use of quilted and soft maple woods with figured walnut burl, book-matched veneer drawer fronts. Follow us along in this Woodworking Adventure with Woodcraft's product manager, Kyle Meyer and his Spice Box design and build.
Mike Dils of Sun Lakes, Arizona, found himself in a fight for his life, and his family was given a dire prognosis. Paralyzed with a rare disorder known as Locked-In Syndrome, he was unable to move—but fully conscious. Eventually using woodworking as part of his recovery therapy, Mike's will to live has allowed him to enjoy life, family and his hobby once again.