|Project by grace123||posted 02-08-2013 08:51 PM||1555 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Once again I tip my hat to those who have shared their skills in making wooden quilt block designs. I am still trying to get super accurate joints and cuts so my pieces line up perfectly.
This box makes me think of several things. The first is Sonic, the Hedgehog, of video game fame. Sonic is a little guy who runs and spins. The second is spinning table saw blade. Finally the top of the box reminds me of Navajo wedding baskets. The last picture shows the box with the lid open and three pieces of Navajo jewelry resting along side. I have two bracelets and one necklace in the picture. These were made by Navajo silversmiths. The second and third pictures show the box open. The lid fits snugly on the body of the box. I made a round “button” on the front of the box to make is easy to align the body and lid. I made splines on alternating corners of walnut. The bottom of the box is made of 1/4 inch birch veneer plywood. The body of the box is made from Douglas fir. The top of the box is made from cherry, aspen, walnut and yellow heart. The finish is clear shellac.