|Project by Vjer||posted 02-11-2008 03:04 AM||1569 views||8 times favorited||11 comments|
A friend of mine asked me to make a box for her husband’s birthday. She requested a nauticle theme since that was the theme for their living room. I thought about a treasure chest, but didn’t see anything I liked. Then on one page I saw a block and tackle and knew what I would do. This is what I came up with. The wheel of the pulley is made from walnut and the rest of the box was made from quartersawn oak. The wrought iron pins are made from carrage bolts with the heads ground down to remove the markings, beat with a hammer, and painted flat black with several coats of laquer sprayed on them. The finish is several coats of hand rubbed danish oil.
-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.