|Project by grizzman||posted 07-17-2012 05:50 PM||2491 views||1 time favorited||46 comments|
This box was just made for a young man who is now 12, his name is hunter and hunter has had an extremely hard time as a young boy , he was burned severally in a propane explosion and has gone through more then a child should have to bear. I made a box for his father and hunter liked the box a lot, so i told his dad I would make one for hunter, and here it is, hunter really likes the Utah Jazz and he also is enjoying scouting. Now about the box, its made with about 8 different woods, the main body of the box is made of sweetgum, the top of the box is made from book matched cypress, walnut, mahogany and the lid lift is made from Tasmanian eucalyptus burl with a mahogany inlay of the sun, the side handles are made of spalted oak and represent the moon, and the bottom trim is made of walnut with a cypress inlay and then in the very back is antique heart pine, the diamonds in the trim are Brazilian cherry, the inside is divided into three compartments, made of poplar with the tops of the inside drawers made of mahogany and cypress, the rest is lined with highly figured walnut, the lid of the box is stopped with a jute cord that is attached with oak plugs, i drilled a small hole in the center of the oak and glued the cord into the inside and pressed the plugs into a 1/4 hole,the bottom of the box is antique southern yellow heart pine, and the inside bottom of the box is covered with black velvet and the box is sanded to 400 grit. The finish on this box is BLO, this box has my whole heart into this and for a young man who i love and respect..i know he will enjoy this box for the rest of his life…and will be a family heirloom. thank you very much for taking the time to view my project, i appreciate you comments.grizz !https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/m7bfn2f.jpg! as you look at the book matched cypress is looks like where the knots are that they resemble basketballs spinning at a very high rate of speed, i thought this to be just perfect to go along with the the theme of this box being in part Hunters love for the Utah Jazz.
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']