|Project by Vinman||posted 12-24-2008 06:36 AM||2008 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
Love knows no bounds. When a gentlemen seeks the fancy of a woman, he will go to great lengths to profess his love and affection. The gentleman that asked me to make this box for him started out wanting to put a picture of himself and his girlfriend on top of the box. He wanted be to try and glue a photo on the top and maybe put a piece of glass over it. I told him that that was not such a great idea if wanted something she would treasure, and that something more tasteful should be done. That’s when I started looking at the pyrography done by LJ members and met Danette Smith. Danette consulted with this person and from a photo of the Lord’s hands, and a photo of the couple, and came up with this wonderful piece of artwork. Thanks Danette!! Hugs!
The curly maple box carcass measures 4.25” high, by 12” wide and 8.25” deep, with miter reinforcement keys of gabon ebony. The medallion is bubinga with a frame of gabon ebony and honduran rosewood surrounding it, and the frame is splined around the entire perimeter of the bubinga. The feet are made of bubinga. The compartments, ring bars and trays are lined with some of the finest velvet. The ring bars are 5/8” dowels lined with a 1/4” high density foam prior to covering with the velvet. The box has a wonderful 30 note musical movement that comes alive with the maple. The box was finished with four coats of Arm-r-seal and buffed to a mirror finish. I had some difficulty with the ebony and especially the honduran rosewood getting the finish to cure. After the first coat I realized that I had to seal in the oil in the rosewood and rubbed three coats of clear shellac on before applying the urethane.