|Project by shipwright||posted 02-11-2013 06:51 PM||3502 views||9 times favorited||51 comments|
This is my second piece using the Chianti Classico logo that I cut in classic style recently. The first was the round serving tray here. This one represents my idea of an elegant way to picnic. Realizing that this is perhaps a bit fanciful to justify a purpose built box, it has a fall back use as a box for transporting sketching supplies and will double as a lap desk for sketching. This is a use it may actually see.
The box is all 1/2” BB plywood veneered on the outside with plain maple and on the inside with curly maple.
All corners are mitered to leave the outside clean and the vertical corners are splined.
The catches are a wooden version of spring style snaps and work very well. The catch part is only about a sixteenth of an inch but the osage orange it’s made from is hard enough and strong enough to get it done. I don’t envision them breaking.
The hinges are my usual wooden integral style as detailed in this blog. The handle is made of three layers of cherry laminated at opposing grain angles for strength and hinged on ordinary eye screws from the store.
The marquetry on the inside is a simplified sketch of the countryside in the Chianti area. The finish is French polish on the marquetry panels and the same procedure to a less fine degree on the other parts.
Hope this makes you smile
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/