|Project by jbschutz||posted 09-08-2013 02:44 AM||1036 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
The legendary Black Oak tree strikes again! A while back, I posted a picture of a box made from Black Oak that came from a tree that saved the life of a barn-storming pilot in Wisconsin. Since then, his relatives have had me make them two more boxes, as well as a number of crosses from lumber. This box is actually going to end up with the guy who was piloting the plane! The box is 5.5×8 inches, with mitered corners and walnut splines. The leaves are three piece, hand-carved, with a walnut vein, and the tray has a walnut lift. The box bottom and tray are lined with black suede.The lid is hinged with hidden pins and everything is finished with hand rubbed poly. The crosses are approx 4.5 inches tall and have no finish…the natural oils from the hands of those who use it become the finish.
-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com