|Project by Andy||posted 10-26-2013 02:06 PM||5539 views||43 times favorited||73 comments|
CanyonLands is the first in a series of boxes that will feature two new designs.
1-The first is the inset panel which wraps all four sides. I did this by routing a recess about 3/8’’ deep in the walnut and inserted solid myrtlewood about 7/16’’ thick. This allowed me to plane it all flat down to about 3/4’’ thick. Then I mitered the corners and assembled. I developed this technique and used it first on the Radio box , aka, “Circa 1936”, but I only inserted two panels of different woods in that box.
2-The second is what I call TIDE POOL trays. I first showed a sculpted tray in “Waves”, but these have live edges and are dished out for earrings,etc.. I leave space between for other bits and pieces. The black velvet, negative space accentuates the trays and the free form style. These are pinned in place, but the next ones will be held secure using super magnets, which will allow easy removal and a clean bottom.
Body is Walnut
Top and side panels- Figured Myrtlewood
Handle is Myrtlewood sandwiched between black palm and cocobolo end caps.
Tray is Myrtlewood
Corner inserts are stacked copper and brass
Finish is lacquer
Thanks for looking and taking time to post comments.
-- If I can do it, so can you.