|Project by lateralus819||posted 06-15-2014 01:39 PM||1281 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Hello all, here is a newly completed project i just finished for a wonderful friend of mine.
Her husband approached me at work, asking if I’d be interested in making a box for her family bible, i happily obliged!
She’s such a sweet woman. Very kind and down to earth, she has been sick for a long while, battling different ailments, and being put on disability. Shes been looking forward to this for a long time, and said she couldn’t believe how nice it was and how shes been keeping her bible in a cardboard box. I told her not anymore!
The box is made from Curly Maple, African mahogany, Ebony and Yellow heart.
The whole box is sculpted, with radius’ sides, which took forever! The lid is made in a similar manner as a raised panel, just not as drastic.
The inlay in the top was done with a dremel, and filled with glitter and CA glue, then sanded back.
The hinges were a wicked PITA, took me a few iterations to get it just right. The pins are ebony. As is part of the lid lift.
The inside is lined with Suede, as well as the straps which my wife made. She always made a nice pillow for the bottom.
It is finished with Danish oil, and beeswax.
Very fun project, and very rewarding also. To see the look of pure happiness on her face made my day. Even her husband was very happy as he said she doesn’t have much to look forward to these days.
Her brother has recently passed, and the cross latching the bible was his. Thats what i got the idea for it anyways..
-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin