|Project by Andy||posted 06-20-2011 04:07 PM||4081 views||32 times favorited||36 comments|
I was asked to make a box for a friend ( Ardel ) to hold her new hearing aids and this is what I came up with.
It needed to be small enough to fit in a purse, but still managable for elderly hands. The lid split @ the hinge location on the first one, so I started over after salvaging the body. I have over 20 hrs in this one, mostly from playing around with design ideas.
The holes remind me of a two seater outhouse :-)
The dollar gold coin is to show scale.
The lid is secured with magnets.
The hinges are a brass tube in the body and a brass rod runs through into the lid, this eases the swing action.
Each compartment is lined with black flocking.
The body is maple and the accents are purpleheart.
The metal inlay is an assortment of brass, copper and aluminum rods and tubes, in round and square with black epoxy to fill in the gaps.
The finish is lacquer.
Thanks for looking,
-- If I can do it, so can you.