|Project by longgone||posted 07-31-2012 10:09 PM||2532 views||5 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.