|Project by Andy||posted 10-03-2007 02:27 PM||3405 views||12 times favorited||17 comments|
This design was originally featured in WOOD magazine about 15 years ago. The body is bandsawn, and the scalloped look of the top being achieved with a little carving.
I made this box for my wife ,Marilyn. I added the Maple overlay just to be differant.It was quite a challenge getting the lines crisp where they join the Purpleheart. As you can see, the inside is bandsawn to match the outside. It would be much simpler just to cut an arch, but this is a nicer look I think.
You can easily hold this in your hand. It is about 5 1/2’’ L x 3 1/2’’ W x 2’’ tall.
The Purpleheart sometimes changes color over time to a reddish brown,as this piece has.
The finish is Deft lacquer.
Tip: You may want to start off with a soft wood. There is a lot of detail sanding and Purpleheart is very hard.
-- If I can do it, so can you.