|Project by Bill||posted 08-05-2012 02:04 PM||2205 views||8 times favorited||23 comments|
This is one of my favorite boxes. Lots of CA glue to keep the bark in place. The Sides are figured walnut with bark inclusions, and the top is a piece of cherry burl that glows like a jewel in the sun. I recently got this box back from a gallery and refinished it. It had several coats of tung oil finish, but it was starting to dull, so I rubbed in a couple coats of wipe on poly to bring back the original shine that will last with use.
The walnut used was discarded left overs from a segmented bowl that some one was making, and I said that it looked like there was a box waiting to get out. Lots of finessing later, and here it is.
-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973