|Project by Dick||posted 04-15-2013 12:38 AM||1050 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a ring box I presented to my wife-to-be this weekend. She really likes the exotic woods. So, the wood choice is what I was thought she would like the most. The top part of the lid is coolibah burl red and bubinga. The bottom is black palm. This is a first for me turning black palm. Wow…what a test of patience. The finish is gloss lacquer. The insert is made from a car wash sponge. There were several of these made before I got one I liked. Initially, I was going to flock the foam. The instructions say to paint foam with latex paint prior to flocking. I tried this and just the flocking glue a couple times. I just couldn’t get it to look right. I ended up buying some felt with adhesive on one side and sticking it to the foam. I had to get the foam just the right height so it would be tall enough for the ring, but still allow the lid to sit flush. I also put felt lining in the bottom of the inside of the box for the ring to set on. I’ve done a couple little boxes and vessels to figure out how I was going to do the lid. I’ll post one of those later.