Router Bit Box
During a visit to family in Iowa in October 2002, Scott's Uncle Everett (Traylor) gave him a small piece of a tree limb that came from his Grandfather Foster's farm. The stick was so small that Scott didn't know what to do with it until he had the idea to use it in a checkerboard pattern for the top of a box for his router bits. The box was made with scraps of cherry that he had bent on a form as practice for making a clock and eventually a serpentine-fronted dresser. On the checkerboard top, Scott used yet more scrap pieces of quarter-sawn white oak to alternate with the wood from his grandfather to stretch the wood a little farther. The box, finished in Spring 2003, also displays Scott's first hand-cut dovetail joints.