|Project by LittlePaw||posted 02-07-2011 06:27 AM||10526 views||78 times favorited||96 comments|
This customer wanted an “unusual” Feather Box to carry her Bald Eagle feather (fans) to Pow Wows. So I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate eagle claws into the design. At first I was going to attach the handle with claws on both ends on top of the lid. Then as I was drawing it, I thought it would be rather unusual to let the talons dig into the lid as if it is holding the lid that way. She liked the claw idea, but when I presented her with the finished box, she was very excited with the claws in the lid. That made me happy also.
The box is made of walnut sides and pine front and back. The lid is walnut with poplar center strip. The handle is carved out of poplar.
-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.