|Project by pickpapa||posted 08-12-2012 02:21 AM||1316 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
Last year, my contribution to our church auction was the jewelry box, but this year I didn’t have time for something that involved. I was all tied up building the dollhouse shown in my projects. This Sunday, the silent auction items will be displayed including my contribution seen here. I started Friday evening after work and finished Saturday.
This is one of the reasons for my screen name, “Pickpapa”. The earrings are all in the shape of guitar picks. My youngest son came home from school one afternoon several years ago and played some little diddy on the guitar he learned that day. Much to my dismay, he was using a folded index card as a pick. I went outside and grabbed a piece of Spanish Cedar and made him a wooden pick. His friends thought it was great and I have been making them since then.
The box is my real first attempt at a “palm box” without all the contouring. I don’t have the tools for that right now. It is made from Sapele for the front and back, and Douglass Fir for the top bottom and sides. The dividers are Sapele and the hanger is Mahogany, I think.
The “Cross” pick earrings have Dogwood for the cross followed by Purpleheart, Osage orange, Honduran Rosewood, Lignum Vitae, and repeat.
The center earrings are made of Bocote which is from Mexico and oddly enough smells like dill pickles when cut. It has a very interesting grain which is of no rhyme nor reason.
The earrings on the far right has Purpleheart in the center, followed by Dogwood, Bocote, Maple, and Bocote with Osage Orange on the diagonal.
The box actually serves as a display as well as a small jewelry box. My wife asked me how easy it was to build. I told her it was a lot easier than I made it on myself.
Thanks for looking.
Peace and Blessings to you!
-- Chuck.. aka Pickpapa`'`'`'`'`'` The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. Heb. 1:3