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October 22nd, 2019


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Adam Cottrill
Tara, Ontario, Canada

About Adam

Like most woodturners, Adam started out as a 'flat' wood worker making rectilinear furniture and cabinets. Inspired by turners such as Richard Raffan, Chris Stott, Ray Key and Mike Stafford, Adam likes to turn boxes most of the time. There is just something about the blend of form, precision, and the element of risk. No two boxes are ever the same, and none are truly safe until they are completely done and off the lathe. Although he turn boxes most often, he regularly turn all sorts of things from pens to platters.


For more information on Adam's work, you can contact Adam at racottrill@gmail.com or view Adam's web site at http://adamcottrill.com.

Curly Maple Box

Curly Maple Box

This is a classic, heart shaped from turned from curly and spalted hard maple. The walls of this box are exceptionally thin and the lid has a pleasant suction fit. The inside of the lid and the box bottom are both textured providing a little surprise when the box is handled.

© Adam Cottrill


Walnut box with curly maple inlay

This box is turned from a straight grain piece of walnut and has an exceptionally tight grained piece of curly maple inlaid into the top. The inlay was done using Chris Stotts window technique - which makes the inlay visible on the underside of the lid.

© Adam Cottrill

Walnut box with curly maple inlay

Quina Box

Quina Box

This box is turned from quina (Myroxylon peruiferum) also known as Argentine Sandalwood. It features a domed lid with a subtle ogee profile. The edges of the lid flare out slightly to make easier to remove, and a delicate bead decorates the seam between the lid and the base

© Adam Cottrill


Walnut box with offset inlay

This walnut box features an offset lid that is highlighted with a burl inlay. The inlay in framed by a band of texturing inside of a delicate bead. Matching beads disguise the joint between the lid and the base.

© Adam Cottrill

Walnut box with offset inlay

Cocobolo with blackwood inlay

Cocobolo with blackwood inlay

This cocobolo ringbox features a blackwood inlay that has been decorated with chatterwork framed by delicate beads. The inlay stands proud of the surface forming a medallion. Texturing on the bottom of the inside and the bottom of the box provide a little surprise when the box is handled and opened. A small square sided grove separates the lid from the base.

© Adam Cottrill


Pau Ferro onion top box

This onion topped box is turned from Pau Ferro and features a pop-fit lid. Texturing on the underside of the lid and the bottom of the box provide a little surprise when the box is handled and open. This box is perfect for keeping your jewellery safe and sound.

© Adam Cottrill

Pau Ferro onion top box