|Project by Christian Holihan||posted 04-14-2015 02:14 PM||2138 views||12 times favorited||22 comments|
I ran a piece of cherry through my bandsaw and I posted a picture of it on Facebook. A friend immediately claimed it even though I had yet to make anything with it.
The grain reminded him of a volcano and made him remember when he and his family lived in Hawaii. His daughter was getting married this summer and he thought it would make a nice wedding present. One week later, he found out his other daughter was engaged and to be married this summer. So he asked for matching boxes.
I took the original piece and made thin, mirrored boxtops. When you open them up, you can see the volcano shape. The figure was to nice to sacrifice and the shape matched the knot so well, I made it a live edge top. I chose walnut for the base/bottom because it matched the dark knot so well, and gave the box some weight. I also wanted to use the edge as a lift so I carved out a recessed area for the top to overlay the front. I used nails through the sides into predrilled holes in the top for the hinge. I epoxyed the nails into the top, clipped and filed the nails and sanded flush. Silky smooth.
Cherry tops and sides, walnut bottom, tung oil finish. Dimensions: 7×3.25×2.25
I am really proud of these. Thanks for looking.
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