|Project by mrsKennyMak||posted 07-08-2014 05:04 PM||1251 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
This is another sculpted Groovy Box—thanks once again to Andy for the inspiration!
Size: Approx. 11.5 × 8.75 × 6.0”
Body: black walnut
Tray: black walnut
Dividers (2): black walnut and eastern maple
Underside of lid: aromatic cedar weave
Frame (trim on top of lid): eastern maple
Hardware: stainless steel pin-style hinges; warded lock
Lining (box interior): black velvet flocking
Finish: polymerized tung oil; elbow grease
“This time, I started out with thicker wood (2cm), and I wanted the valleys in the grooves to be 1cm deep, so I marked the spots and drilled 1-centimeter-deep holes (just a splinter deeper than 3/8”) at the marks. (Which sure felt weird—drilling holes in this slab of beautiful black walnut!) Then I carved out the grooves all over the box.
“On the lid’s top, the frame—is “frame” the correct technical term?—around the black walnut centre is eastern maple; and on the underside of the lid is an aromatic cedar weave. On the weave, each slat is sanded only, which contrasts with the left- and right-hand “anchors,” both of which have been sealed with tung oil wood sealer and three coats of polymerized tung oil. (The anchors were a new design revision, which I’ll be doing with the weaves from now on, to prevent the effects of the ever-changing climate. Also a first for me is the small warded lock, which added a nice touch, I thought.)
“The removable black walnut tray has a permanent divider that halves it lengthwise; and inside each half is an ornamental divider (both are black walnut and eastern maple), which can be slid back and forth (but not removed).”
Thank you all for the viewing! Maureen & Kenny.
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