|Project by PurpLev||posted 01-02-2012 04:13 PM||2396 views||3 times favorited||29 comments|
A Birthday present for my wife. This is a Cocobolo and Brass ring. The cocobolo it a piece that I picked up at Rockler just because I found it to have very interesting grain flows and I think it really worked well for the ring.
The box is my official first time using Purple Heart. I wanted the box to match up the ring and provide with a close tight fitting to hold the ring when not in use. I considered making a 4 sides jointed box, but had this vision of the turned box which I then decided to go with. I must say turning wood is a messy messy business. I think I spent just as much time to clean around as it took me to turn it. I just rolled with this box but I did learn a lesson or 2 if I should ever have to make another box in a similar fashion (Or it might be easier to just go with a bandsaw box). The purple heart has a really nice defined brown color after freshly cut and finished, and now several days later it is starting to turn purplish, both are nice to look at.
Peace and Peas.
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