|Project by Brett||posted 08-03-2012 04:29 PM||1567 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I turned this box from a limb of black walnut that broke off of our tree from freezing rain last January. The limb was about 10” in diameter at the largest point. I rough turned the blank for the box in February and finished turned it in July.
The wood warped so bad that I didn’t have enough wood to form the lip that would suction the lid to the body so I glued three small wood blocks to the inside of the lid to keep it aligned and from falling off. It is finished with shellac inside and out.
There are still some flaws in the turning and finishing of the box but I think that this is my best piece yet. At least I really like it, not so much for the shape, but for the piece of wood. I really like the chocolate/vanilla contrast. It makes me think of ice cream, and who doesn’t like ice cream! ;)
-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com