|Project by jmartel||posted 04-27-2014 03:55 AM||960 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
So, my mother asked me to make her a box that she could give as a gift. Her boss, who is Jewish, was extremely gracious with not charging her sick time or vacation for when she couldn’t work due to going through Chemo. Now that she is done with the Chemo, my mom wanted to give her this as a token of thanks. It’s the Hebrew symbol Chai, which stands for life I’m told.
The inlay was cut using the bevel method with an X-acto knife.
The character is Fiddleback Anigre, the background is Walnut Burl, and there is a solid cherry border. Body of the box is maple. Finish is Deft Lacquer thinned and sprayed with a HVLP gun, and sanded to 2000 grit.
-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.