|Project by BrentB||posted 05-12-2016 07:45 PM||1265 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a small 4”x3”x2” Birdseye Mesquite Burl Keepsake box. In 2015, after Thanks Giving dinner, I asked my sister what she wanted for Christmas. She said she wanted a box. No pressure. Just make a keepsake box in 3 weeks. I milled the wood from a large Mesquite burl. After completing the basic box structure and sanding for hours I began the finishing process using the French Polish technique. At the same time I started making the lid and feet accents. I like to mix natural edge wood accents with my boxes. After completing the finish on the box and accents I put everything together with a few days to spare. Needless to say I couldn’t wrap it as the finish needed to cure a bit longer, but I did get a big hug!
-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.