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This Jewelery Chest is another found in Tony Lydgate’s book, The Art of Making Elegant Wood Boxes. The primary wood is recycled Australian Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis). The honey brown timber comes from the demolition of a Brisbane warehouse built in 1908. I chose it for its figured grain, pitch-lines, and bore holes. The handles are individually carved from Ebony.”
To complete the international connection, the drawer frames and dividers are Canadian Maple. The timber was sanded progressively through to 1500 grit paper. The finish is three coats of shellac with a light sanding between each, followed by two coats of shellac with hardener, and polished with Tripoli talc and wax.
This was a gift to my wife, which I now regret due the cost of filling it.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.hillsbiblechurch.org/