|Project by balidoug||posted 133 days ago||629 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I’d been wanting to make one of these since I saw my first here on LJ by rwyoung . I finally found the time and occasion: for my budding artist and daughter this past Christmas.
The sliding “tops” (do they have a proper name?) are new to me, and as such presented all the challenges of anything new. I also took some advice from Boxguy and tried to make the interior as interesting as the outside – at least as interesting as possible in a small box. My brasswork’s not up to MaFe standards, but it’s always fun to practice.
A more difficult project than I expected. Getting small pieces to fit was a challenge, as there was less margin for error. The wood is from the same lot as my project last August, and equally as stubborn. Some old problems resurfaced, like my tendency to cut the scribes too deep. Fortunately my audience is not as critical as I am.
Mahonie Jawa. By Hand.
-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant