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Schnoll, Marvin R. — Red Oak Crafts

Louisville, KY


carved boxes

Marvin Schnoll began creating band saw boxes after receiving a pamphlet about them. Band saw boxes are wooden boxes cut out of a solid or laminated block, a log, or other piece of wood using only a band saw for the cutting. Unlike many other boxes which have straight sides, band saw boxes can be any shape the maker can imagine. Belt of other sanders can also be used to shape and smooth the box.


While living in a rural setting, nature became Marvin’s inspiration.  Most recently he has become interested in basing his boxes on endangered species, as well as other subjects such as horses and leaves. Marvin carefully selects hardwoods that further his representations, and artfully uses the grain to advantage. He finishes his boxes with beeswax or linseed oil.


Marvin is a juried member of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted program.


Works by Marvin Schnoll can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.