|Project by larryw||posted 02-25-2011 04:28 AM||3683 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
This box was a commission,made for a friend who is an avid hunter. He wanted something to house some of his pocket knife collection in, and possibly some ammo. His request was for something simple and serviceable, I obliged, but being an inlay guy, I just couldn’t help putting some inlay on it. When I delivered and handed it over to him, he was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the end result.This box, is of course nothing like the first two boxes that I posted here on LJs, they are what I would term “art” boxes with fine detail and with rare woods and inlay material. This box was meant to “work” so to speak. It’s made from 1/2’’ red oak plywood,glued up with loose tongues in the miter joints, and keys , with solid tongue-n-grooved red oak for the top,and solid red oak edging. The inside is lined with eastern red cedar(sawn from logs I procured) ,with eastern red cedar trim and keys, and the deer in silhouette is also cedar.It was finished with 3 coats of wipe-on polyurethane and rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and wax. A leather strap with oak “button” tacks securing it provides a lid stay.
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