|Project by HighRockWoodworking||posted 01-04-2013 05:19 PM||1794 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
A friend of mine is a tattoo artist that specializes in traditional Japanese. I made him this box a while back to keep supplies in and used one of his dragon head designs to ornament the top. The box is Cherry with Maple top and bottom. The corners are mitered with Wenge keys installed for support.
I drew the dragon from a picture of his work and then used carbon paper to transfer it onto the top. The lines were then burnt into the wood. The wood burner I have is just the cheap kind you find in any hobby store but works ok. The box was finished with 4 coats of Shellac.
It was a fun project to make and he was thrilled with the box.
-- Chris Adkins, http://highrockwoodworking.com/