Sunday, July 17, 2016

2016 CLF Auction Item: Shooter’s Box by David Johnson

The shooter's supply box is made of solid western white pine. It measures 18" wide by 9" deep and 11" tall. It features a divided lower section and a removable divided tray. Built with full dovetail corner construction and a coopered curved lid this shows the cabinet maker's skill while also making a great range box. It has a hand forged carrying handle and period butterfly hinges. David carved two swirl rosettes and cross hatching into the front panel.

You may have to hide this if you plan on taking it to the range, it would really look nice in the house.

David is a well known cabinetmaker who uses traditional techniques for colonial through civil war wood items. He also does modern cabinet work and is well thought of by his customers. David states "My reason for donation is that I believe in the CLA and its mission. I enjoy the promotion of Early American skills of modern artists. I hope to be recognized along with my contemporaries as having those skills."

Davis is a regular at the CLA annual meeting, usually just a little clockwise from the the main entrance. Stop by and say hello (and shop).

Dave Johnson can be reached via email at

Copy by Heinz Ahlers and David Johnson with photos supplied by the CLF.

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