|Project by poroskywood||posted 10-03-2010 02:26 PM||2486 views||3 times favorited||26 comments|
I had made one or two boxes just messing around, I use one now as a small parts bucket but this was my first serious try. It’s going to act as a Urn for my friends dog, Gilmore.
The box is made from figured Black Walnut and is about 5” x 6” x 4” tall. The top is Spalted Hard Maple saved from firewood. I bookmatched both the top and bottom of the lid for effect and some symbolism (two lives here and after) I decided to line the inside with some Birdseye Hard Maple 1/8” thick, the Birdseye is for only Gilmore to see. I also thought that the Birdseye would become portals or windows to the outside world. Cherry Miter Splines, three on the corners from large to small to represent Gilmores Family. The finish is Danish Oil under a buffing of wax.
Gilmore was a Basset Hound of 17 years, and a friend of mine. He was loved by my friends MUB, Marcy and their son Avery.
-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott