|Project by Vjer||posted 02-19-2008 03:31 AM||2317 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
This box was going to be my first commission project. It is a gentlemans box, but unfortunately the guy that wanted it ran into some personal problems and canceled after I had already started it. This wasn’t really a problem. The gal who won the auction for the Lure Display box and I became fishing buddies. Now this gal doesn’t fish until the flounder run starts with the first good cold snap and then she fishes about 4-5 days a week for the next 6-8 weeks. We call her a flounder snob. She saw this box and told me I was mean for showing her this box…just because of the flounder on it.
The box is made from quilted birdeye maple and the flounder is walnut. The reason I chose this particular maple is because to me it looks like the sun dappleing on the bottom of the bay sand, thru the water, while a flounder is laying on its bed in ambush of its prey. I have actually seen this while fishing. The birdseye’s of the maple represents small shell laying on the sandy bottom.
-- My mind is like lightning...one brilliant flash and then it's gone.