|Project by TJ65||posted 07-09-2010 09:18 AM||4255 views||20 times favorited||51 comments|
What a success this project was, and right from the inception .
I was sure I was doing something wrong because everything seemed to go so right.
I even took my time to get the grain in the right direction for the lid!!!! Now that’s a first !
I am extremely pleased with the outcome as this is the first piece of carving (the lid and flowers only) that has gone all the way to the finished piece.
I used the scrollsaw to cut the box itself out and then carved the lid etc. It is made from maple, with the base and strip out of rosewood- (I think ). And coated with 3 coats of danish oil. The size of the box measures 150mm from the outside and 450mm deep. Not including the lid.
The first 2 pics are pretty true to colour, then the sun decided to go and hide so I had to venture off to find the light as I didn’t want to use the flash.
As you can see there are two layers with the lid secured in place by a large magnet (hence the pin). I decided to round the base as it looked too flat in comparrison to everything else. I think the hardest part of the project was to find suitable material to suit the colouring of the wood. I started with the idea of flocking, then went to felt and finally as there was more colour choice to the silk look.
Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed making
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/