|Project by RogerBean||posted 06-29-2010 02:55 AM||5921 views||28 times favorited||41 comments|
Here’s another Andrew Crawford style box. This is the first one I’ve completed since returning from spending a few days with him in England (see my review “Á box making vacation in England” posted in May). This one is in walnut burl veneer, book-matched on the lid and front. It measures 10”by 7 1/4”and is 4 1/2”high.
The substrate is Baltic birch ply. Sides and back are matched to flow around. Interior is veneered in curly maple. The single tray is Jacaranda rosewood with green velvet lining. Base is also lined in green velvet.
The lock escutcheon inlay is black mother of pearl, framed in a black-white-black line. The finish is french polish. The edging is boxwood with more black-white-black lines. There are also black-white-black line accents on the inside of the lid and base openings.
The incandescent lights give the box a warmer color than it actually is, as there is no stain or coloring other than the super blonde shellac.
-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)