|Project by John Fynewever||posted 08-06-2011 08:06 PM||3100 views||11 times favorited||16 comments|
This veneered box is 11 1/4×7 x 4” and veneered with walnut burl. It is edged with boxwood and inlaid with a fine black/white/black line. The lid is a four way bookmatch, inside and out. The lock escutcheon is white mother of pearl. The finish is French polish.
Hardware includes a half mortise lock, and I used Andrew Crawford’s new SmartHinges. I just received these hinges and found them to be the easiest hinges to install that I have ever used. The interior is lined with brown leather and contains a single tray of walnut. The tray has a fine white/black line to set off the edge. The box opening also has a fine white/black/white line inlay. The bottom is veneered in a quarter cut walnut.
This box is a gift for a friend’s lake home, and sized to hold a leather guest book and pen.
This is my first post. I want to thank my good friend Roger Bean for getting me started in the joys of box making. Roger is a disciple of Andrew Crawford and I of Roger.