|Project by TonyWard||posted 07-02-2007 02:36 AM||3123 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
Enigma ~ the making
This seven drawer bandsawn box was made from one block of Australia Red Cedar.
The second image shows the rough form of the box. Note the use of a small amount of Tung Oil used to identify the spectacular grain, now a significant feature of the work.
The tear drop hollowed section was hand carved.
The third image, drawers open, shows the work at the completion of the first stage – sanding through various grades to 600, then immersion in a bath of wood oils (the base oil is Tung Oil, also known as China Wood Oil).
The work was then put aside for five weeks to allow the Tung Oil to harden. Only then did the fine finishing process commence – fine sanding up to 1500, followed by the application of u Beauts’ EEE – Ultra Shine which is a cut and polish paste wax containing Tripoli powder (also known in Australia as Rotten Stone) an ultra fine abrasive.
Each drawer was hand carved to provide the drawer pull (handle) and to enlarge the internal space of each drawer.
The work is 32 cm tall, 21 cm wide and 13 cm deep.
Thirty six (36) rare earth magnets were used, in the upper six drawers, to position the drawers in a (1) closed; (2) one half open; or (3) open.
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