|Project by Rafe Demers||posted 11-07-2013 09:30 PM||851 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my first turned box. It is made from Crab Apple with Black Walnut “stem.” 2 years ago we had a couple of tornados come through Western Massachusetts, which is a very rare occurence. My friend and co-worker was fortunate that his house was spared but he pretty much lost every tree on his property. One of the trees damaged was a Crab Apple that his father had planted in memory of his mother (my friend’s grandmother) which started to bloom every year right on her birthday. Needless to say it was a very special tree for my friend. Some co-workers and myself spent some time helping my friend clean up after the storm and I took a few pieces of Mountain Ash and the trunk of the Crab Apple hoping 1 day I could make something out if for him. After a couple years of drying in my shed I decied to try my hand at turning a lidded box and suprise him with it. The box measures about 4 inches by 2 inches at the widest points and has been finished with Mineral Oil and Paste Wax.
Thanks for looking
-- Rafe Demers