|Project by JoeyG||posted 05-29-2012 11:38 PM||2171 views||7 times favorited||45 comments|
I believe this is my best creation to date.
I started off with a basic Bolivian Rosewood box and added maple miter keys.
I did not have enough rosewood to make a top so I started looking around the shop. I came up with this piece of curly maple that was all most long enough. The problem was it was too narrow so I book matched it. This left me with a board that was way to thin for a lid. After a bit of head scratching I decided to laminate cedar to the maple creating a board that is now thick enough for the lid. Now remember I said it was almost long enough. I was a bit concerned with the lid moving on me and I had to add a little length anyway so I banded it with African Rosewood (Bubinga). This gave me the length I needed for the lid and should also keep it from warping on me. The “cross” in the center is made from book matched rosewood. The straight inlays are Wenge and the handle is laminated Bolivian Rosewood and Maple. I used African Rosewood again to cap the hinge pins. (I don’t think they are visible in the pics.)
This box was an incredible journey with many hidden challenges. I have wanted to use the last of the Bolivian Rosewood I had every since I built the Rosewood Cross box. I feel like I used the Rosewood that I had the best I could and I am very proud of the results.
Thank you for taking a look.
Please let me know what you think.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks