|Project by Bill Davis||posted 01-29-2011 04:26 AM||1878 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
Here is a picture of the finished Kamagong jewelry box which I blogged about while in process here
Since the piece of wood it was made out of was given to me by my dentist, the finished item will be given back to him (or maybe his wife) as a surprise.
I chose not to apply any finish, only a fine sanding which leaves it so beautiful I didn’t go any further. The Kamagong on the mirror project was rendered virtually pure black as the recipient wanted and I’ll have to admit I really liked that too.
On the lid of the pictured box the handle is from a white (relatively speaking) portion of the original board. The splines I used in the miter joints are also from that ‘white’ ebony but the sanding seemed to largely fill the end grain pores diminishing the intended contrast. I think subtile is OK so didn’t try to do anything to force it into my originally intended appearance.