|Project by whitedog||posted 09-09-2010 06:48 AM||1861 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
This box was a bit of a rush job, one of my kids came over today and wanted a box for a birthday present , and could they have it by tomorrow ? Well working fast isn’t always a good thing for me ,but I did already have the wood chosen and cut and started for a small box so here it is. It came out pretty good except I’m not totally happy with the handle on the lid.
The oak on the top and ends is a piece of fire wood that had bin split and after I cut that off I was amazed at how pretty it was. I used the rest of it in another box but couldn’t make myself throw away this piece . The front and back is one beautiful piece of reconstituted Redwood . I have never seen Redwood with grain like this, I will be doing more with this stuff. The handle is some new redwood that I found some small knots in it. Also did a little inlay with Malachite for a little pop. The one thing I haven’t found yet is a !950 penny , guess I’ll go dig in the old change jar. It is 8×5 x 3 1/2
The last picture has our new kitten ( pain in the ass ) checking out my new photo cube . I have to work on the lighting or maybe white balance.
As always please let me know what you think.
-- Paul , Calfornia