|Project by Eyal||posted 10-26-2014 05:09 PM||2211 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
This is my fourth box, a watch and cufflink box that i will be giving to my brother in Australia.
The box is veneered in walnut burl over 1/2 inch baltic birch ply that i purchased from veneersupplies.com.
it features the same black and white lines i’ve made in my previous boxes that border the box right next to the boxwood edging.
i wanted to try something new on this box. for some time i have been very interested in the mother of pearl escutcheons that Andrew Crawford uses on some of his boxes and decided to give it a try. on test pieces it came out satisfactorily, however once i added the black and white border to the mother of pearl escutcheon i lost some of the accuracy i was aiming for and it came out a little less then okay.
i wanted to try velvet to line the interior this time instead of leather. While it does not compare to the luxury status leather has, i can see myself using it on future boxes.
i bought the watch pillows on ebay for a little over a dollar a piece, and used a fabric dye to match it to the velvet.
The box trays are 1/2 inch wide, thicker than i would normally use, however i wanted a bolder statement for the watch compartment in contrast to the birds eye maple compartments for the cufflinks.
The finish is french polish and it took considerably less time with better results than i had in the past. i used pumice to completely fill the pores before i started the french polishing. all that was needed was about 20 minutes to a panel aside for the final burnishing process, all in all 6 hours time over a period of a few days.
This box as with all my boxes except for the first were made from Roger Bean’s documentaries that are available for purchase at smartboxmaker.com.
I made a short picture video of some of the steps i took and posted it on you tube. Watch and cufflink box.