|Project by Don||posted 12-22-2006 01:43 AM||4693 views||6 times favorited||37 comments|
Here’s a box that I made this year for a Christmas gift .
The primary timber, Huon Pine (Dacrydium Franklinii) is one of the slowest-growing and longest living plants in the world. It can grow to an age of 3000 years or more. Only the bristle-cone pine of North America lives longer.
Huon pine is found in western Tasmania; the central plateau and in the Huon Valley. Today, the tree is wholly protected and cannot be felled. However, wood on the forest floor remains usable after hundreds of years and is still prized by modern woodworkers, not least because of its sweet aroma. It is easy to work and highly prized by turners and carvers.
The lift-off lid is from Siky Oak (Cardwellia Sublimus).
This particular sample of Huon Pine has a fantastic bird’s eye speckle throughout and features a large knot which I reinforced with epoxy.
-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/