|Project by YorkshireStewart||posted 06-06-2008 12:39 AM||3173 views||13 times favorited||28 comments|
This was commissioned by my step-daughter as a gift for her friend on the occasion of the Christening of her baby daughter. The lid is the popular combination of walnut and sycamore, whereas the box itself is made from a length of something I bought with lots of other bits and pieces at an auction. It may well be tulip wood.
The strip of sycamore ended up in the lid simply because the walnut I had to hand wasn’t wide enough. When Mrs YS saw it she suggested some sort of bow as the strip reminded her of a ribbon. Then she arrived in the workshop with a bow cut out of paper as a template! I dug out a book on intarsia and this was the result. Teamwork eh?
Picture three shows sawdust debris, now that I see it on screen. I did clean it up before presenting!!
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