|Project by sharad||posted 09-18-2009 09:47 AM||3748 views||0 times favorited||26 comments|
Here is one more fretwork job after getting a little experience on the earlier, the Letter Box. This is also a very old design from my uncle and I have reproduced it wth minor changes to cherish his memory. The swastika is considered as a religious symbol in India and some other East Asian countries. That was the most difficult part of the fret work. The big hole in the front was modified to hold a gum stick. The two beautiful and shining pens are a valuable gift from Scotsman to me and my wife. The handle and the bottom support for the pen stand was modified by using dowels which I aquired from US through a friend. The wood is Burma Teak. The glue stick can be kept only when one side of the stand is used for pen or pencil. The old fret saw is seen in the last picture. The hole for the gum stick was also done with the saw. All parts can be easily dismantled. The finish is not done yet.
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