|Project by Rb12||posted 07-14-2014 01:24 PM||1338 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
This box was designed to try and work on carving and make wood (using grain pattern and the carving) appear to be viscous… or specifically melting ice cream.
I saw a number of boxes designed like this:
And began to think to myself that they looked a little like melting ice cream… so why not try to build a box that actually looked like melting ice cream. My poor camera skills don’t really do teh box justice, but even my kids said it looked like melting ice cream (so I guess that counts as a win ;-) )
The box is ambrosia maple, the chocolate ice cream is walnut that I first carved and then sanded smooth with an ROS. The cherry is red heart. The sprinkles are red heart, purple heart, yellow heart, poplar and orange osage. I made the maple box, then carved the walnut before gluing it onto the maple, which gave me the ability to aggressively remove material without damaging the box.
I finished it with Danish Oil and two coats of shellac.