|Project by Nick_R||posted 11-29-2013 01:15 PM||1348 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I called this a Jack and Jill Box because it has two lids and compartments. (one for jack one for jill) I don’t know if the name is proper but its better than duplex.. Anyway the wood has a significant history here in Pinellas County, FL. It is actually from an original joist from the old courthouse that they are remodeling so it is aprox 100 years old from Florida Pine.
It is so hard you could not drive a nail through it… It does quite the job dulling blades as well.
So I made a few bowls and they are nice but really wanted to see it as a box. The grain is so pronounced I added some cherry trim to break it up. I lined it with southern red cedar from a friends tree and made the knobs into acorns in deference to the squirrels that occupied the tree 100 years ago. (OK that is BS.. my wife loves the acorn knobs and they were her idea).
Oh and I filled the cracks and original nail holes with ground turquoise stone.
So here it is…...
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