|Project by Andy||posted 09-19-2007 03:42 PM||4501 views||28 times favorited||25 comments|
I made this box for my daughter-in law, Jenna, as an anniversary gift. The body is Bloodwood, also called Satine, and the medallion and handle are Myrtlewood. The splines and dividers are Maple. The finish is lacquer.
The center picture is not very clear but I posted it anyway to show how I shape the sides. I just go by eye and watch the grain as it is exposed. It also has to feel right in my hands. When shaping the medallion,care must be used or the best grain patterns can be ground away .I study the grain from the edges and bottom to ”see” what lies under the surface.
-- If I can do it, so can you.