|Project by mousejockey||posted 06-04-2012 05:53 AM||1415 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
The first one is obviously an Andy art box, Wenge and figured maple, many thanks to Andy for his blog. The maple band around the top was a “design change” after I cut the channel for the bottom on the wrong side of the back piece. I really wanted to have the grain of the Wenge to continue around on all four sides so then I made the cut on all four sides and put in a strip of figured maple. I thought it looked pretty good. Then I proceeded to sand through one of the corners, another “design change”, so I then added an ebony spline which doesn’t show to well against the Wenge, should have used a better contrasting wood. The second box is a “bill box” for my wife, I have some fantastic figured Oregon black walnut and I wanted to use a live edge so I made this box. She likes frogs so I hacked up a piece of bass wood into a frog like shape and tried to make the hinges resemble a frog’s foot.
Again thanks Andy