|Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor||posted 758 days ago||2315 views||4 times favorited||22 comments|
I have been working on this box off and on for a couple of weeks and just finished it because I got sidetracked when I started playing around with the sinker cypress. So much wood and so little time…
anyway…this one was rough shaped and got put on the table till I finished shaping and sanding the cypress box.
The tiger maple had a very pronounced and distinctive grain pattern when the board was flat and somehow it lost alot of the nice tiger grain pattern when I started carving into it. The old saying ” beauty is only skin deep” certainly applied to this once nice piece of maple. The shaping and carving transformed the grain into a somewhat flat look.
The knob is Wenge and the inside bottom is lined with red leather. I switched to leather instead of the velvet I had previously been using because I think it gives a richer look. I tried to photograph the leather interior but did not like the results of the photos.
-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.