|Project by larryw||posted 03-05-2011 06:08 AM||2290 views||12 times favorited||13 comments|
I decided to post these, what I call “addendum” boxes to the projects section,because they were very much a part of my second project posting “step-mom’s jewelry box”, and as you can imagine, they also required some time to build.The tiny box you see out front is made from cherry, has a sliding top, and holds the key to the “pirates chest” lock. The pirate’s chest is made from yellow pine and poplar, with custom hammered iron strapping, iron handles, and a reproduction antique lock . It’s finished with a poly/stain blend, and has an 18th century world map on the under side of the lid, and a leather strap for a lid stay. I wanted something that resembled an 18th century pirates chest….just waiting to be opened, revealing a treasure. The cloth covered box is plush inside to protect the finish of the jewelry box, it sports hand-made “cinch” cords, with cocobolo cinches, inlayed with brass discs. So as you can see,it was really a 4 box project. I thought the idea of a box, within a box, within a box, was good way to “present” the jewelry box to my step-mom. I also presented my mother’s jewelry box ,project-”mom’s jewelry box” in the same way.
For more on the jewelry boxes, please view my first two projects.
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