PGC Moved to Florida!

The trip from California lasted a long, long time and was very, very arduous. But, at long last the homestead and business is now in Orlando, Florida. People said I wouldn't like the heat here. I say they've been lying to me about how hot it is! I LOVE the weather here. Apparently it only...


I have intentions of carving out some quarter boxes today. Cores for both lids and box bottoms are done. Now for the hard part. Actually doing the work! I'll add pictures to this post if I can remember to take any and then also remember to add them back into this post. *wink*

Stone Ground Finish FTW!

Click the pic to enlarge Stone Ground Finish Off to Pennsylvania Stone Ground finish looks really nice on brass in the banded areas where I used to only put a polish on. This type of finish will darken over time and give the box an antique look faster than just the satin overall.

Three Deep Fifty Cent (BOX. Not the rapper).

Three deep boxes For a friend in New Hampshire A friend sent me this link to this video of Robbie Morelund preforming a three coin routine with what looks like a three deep DOLLAR brass box. Robbie's routine uses three coins in a unique way that utilizes a box that needs to hold ONLY three...

Strange new finish? NAH.

Stone Ground Bands with Satin Body New Finish Available I often feel like I am constantly overthinking about what to do with the band on the boxes I make. A highly polished banding seems the duckiest! A polished finish is also the hardiest. This leads to the least amount of conservation needed from the final...

Box Set of three recently completed

Recent Set I'm finally back up and running! Here is a standard three box set. Okito, German, Slot. Put a lid on the German and you get a Boston. ;) Finished these on 7/25. I'm happy with the way these turned out. Polished bands on satin body with polished grooving.

What’s The Difference Between Bronze & Brass?

Brass and bronze are both copper alloys. They are mixtures of copper with another metal. Zinc for brass and tin for bronze. Copper is an unusual metal in that, like silver, gold, and tin, it can appear in “native” form — that is, as a fairly pure metal, just lying around. Unfortunately, for many applications…


Q-Box stock!

Due to the popularity of the ‘quartokito’ quarter size box Curtis Kam had posted pictures of I’ve just ordered and received more stock. If you missed the first run I should have you covered for the second. 40″ piece, that is, rie thar, it is.