|Project by Steve O||posted 05-30-2012 04:05 PM||2734 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This box started out a couple of years ago as a practice run for making splined miter corners, and which ended up also being a practice run for carving and applying dissimilar materials. The box is approximately 9” x 6” x 6”, all of western Oregon maple with square walnut pegs attaching the handle to the lid. The medallion on the front is two layers of fused iridescent glass that give a hazy, somewhat distorted view of a flaw in the wood. Serendipitously, it somewhat resembles a full moon on a bank of clouds. I’ve since learned a bit about estimating the right amount of epoxy to adhere without using too little or using so much that it overflows.
The sides were beveled on the band saw then sanded. The tapered chamfers at the corners were the result of a manufacturing faux pas that just had to be corrected.
The top is my first attempt at carving. I textured the lid surface with stipple pattern courtesy of a nail set, the handle is carved on 5 sides with a heleconia leaf and stem pattern (we used to live in Hawai’i).
The finish is shellac.
-- Steve O in Oregon