I took up woodturning about a year ago – mostly self tought with a lot of help for all the great people who post how-to video’s on Youtube.
This is my first turned box made from a small scap of Chechen with a mirco small knob on top I turned out of Ebony. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the box is about 2.5” high, about the size to hold a bunch toothpicks. I used the method of turning the inside of the lid first, parting it off, flipping it around to mount on the box base to finish the top, etc. This all worked out well, but I prefer the look of the wood grain matching from the lid to the base, which you don’t get with this basic way of turning the box.
For my next box I’m going to try to start with a blank long enough to put a tenon on each end, part off the lid portion and base so I end up with continuous grain from the box lid to the base.
I’ll be sure to post my next box…. when I get to it… got many other projects in the current queue.