|Project by Ellen||posted 11-04-2008 12:17 AM||2775 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
A team of clients asked that I build a sculpted box for a leader that was taking another position in the corporation. They asked if I could build a “going away gift” that could be personalized from the team. The concept I had was to put a hole that a message could be placed into from the team awarding the gift.
I wanted to use several woods and wanted it to be larger than most of my sculptured boxes. The woods are cherry, osage orange and bubinga. The insert is made from a placemat that I discovered at Pier 1. Just cut it apart for the mat it sits on and for the message holder. I thought it was an excellent contrast to the smooth finish of the box.
I am also attaching a drawing that I made that started the entire project.
This time I sanded it to 12,000 grit, believe me it feels like silk!!!
I appreciate any and all comments.