|Project by patron||posted 04-07-2010 11:15 PM||2830 views||6 times favorited||50 comments|
this is a box i made some years ago , for my good friend Wayne ,
he is an excellent stone mason , he and i have worked together for many years ,
he also makes hollowed out wooden drums , and cuts out the
drum blanks with a chainsaw , then works them by hand to clean them up .
Wayne tans his own hides , and uses the natural wood as it comes out ,
as long as the trunks aren’t split , he leaves the knots and burls on them .
this box i made for him to say thank you for all that he has done for me ,
as a friend and professionally .
i wanted to make a box that looked like one of his drums ,
the main body is aromatic cedar ,
the top and top sides are lacewood , ( looks like rawhide ) .
there are 4 ribbon woods in the middle ,
representing the 4 directions , claro walnut , redheart , satinwood , holly .
the lacing is tinted epoxy , as i wanted it to look like real rawhide that was hand cut .
the design goes all the way around the box , and the lacing is continuous .
the 5th and 6th shot is wayne and some of his drums .
thank you for looking , have a safe day !
-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle