|Project by Tyler Stokes||posted 05-10-2013 09:55 AM||1205 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
This was one of my first projects ever, it was a gift to my girlfriend and needless to say it really won her over. The box was made out of curly maple and purple heart using full through dovetails at the corners(purple hearts a pain to dovetail, not forgiving wood). The maple heart on the front reveals a key hole to the half mortised lock on the inside. Overall, I learned alot with this box, ie: hand cut dovetails,mortising for hinges and lock. I f you have a fellow loved one try making this keepsake box for them, can be used as a symbolic representation as well.
-- For when the last best words have been said for the machine it has no marvel comparable to the marvel of the human hand guided by the human mind