|Project by TimL||posted 08-22-2011 05:19 PM||2600 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Once upon a time there were 3 Chief selectee’s, none of which had the skills needed to complete such a vast undertaking as set before them. There mission was to create a beutiful vessel to hold vast amounts of knowledge and to protect it in a way that would show how much they treasured this information. It also needed to have a mural to combine there super selectee powers when together yet remind them that when seperated they are but one piece of the puzzle and not a one of them made it on there own. When asked if I could assist them in there quest I accepted. I knew I had the correct lineage of the purest and saltiest of sea farers. From A grandfather who stood fast and manned the rail while the sea boiled at Bikini atoll to family men that braved surface vessels without email and airplanes without parachutes. My charges were clear, only the finest materials were to be used and it had to be done in 3 days. The pictures tell the rest of the story.
The boxes are black walnut lined with crushed velvet and golden braid. The corners are all dovetailed but are mostly covered by the gaudy brass corner caps(not my choice). Each has a brass handle to carry this charge book cover and is lockable to keep contents secure. Also the ginormous brass anchor was epoxied into the front of the case. The anchor was burned into the back with a penstyle woodburner through tracing paper. The tracing paper burns away cleanly and doesnt warp while working with it. Besides the time crunch it was an enjoyable project.