|Project by Flemming||posted 07-20-2010 01:23 PM||3421 views||7 times favorited||41 comments|
Base-border – Oak
Sides and lid – Mahogany (oak frame on the lid)
Side-inlay – Birch
Flowers – Pine
Leaves – Unknown (any suggestions?)
The feet were inspired by Daikus Coffee Table Box. I chiselled and planed most of the material away, using a pencil line as a depth-guide. Used a round file to get the profile of the legs right.
The sides were done in mahogany, and before I shaped the box I did the inlay, which is very subtle (maybe too subtle… but the devil is in the detail). I like that not everyone will notice right away that they are little triangles. New things to discover when you look at it :) after I did the inlay, i made a curved sanding block and then i carved and chiselled most of the material away before going at it with my sanding block.
The marquetry was inspired by a picture I found online, and quite fitting. I added a third flower and played with the layout of the three flowers and 2 leaves until I was happy (by that I mean until my sister was happy… it took 9 tries to get it right…).
I made a mistake with the marquetry by carving out the entire pattern in the box before cutting out the pieces I was going to inlay… next time it’s definitely going to be one by one.
On a smaller note, I’m not happy with the latch… I made my own, but broke it in the garage, and my school is closed for the summer, so when I get back to it I’ll be giving it another go and replacing the latch with something else… something a bit more suitable for a jewellery box, lol.
anyway, there you have it. took about a month to make by hand…. what to move on to now? heheh.
-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.