|Project by sawdust55109||posted 12-06-2013 05:10 AM||951 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I had a request for a box of some kind to hold Christmas cards and here is what i came up with.
All four sides splay out at 8 degrees to give it a bit of personality.
The narrow sides have a full length tenon and fit in grooves on the front/back. Bottom also is in a groove.
On the mock-up box i didn’t like the plain sides so i added a design on each side.
One side has a Tri-Quetra inlay which represents the Trinity in Christianity and the other has a Poinsettia.
The boxes are made in Cherry and Balck Walnut. Finish is one coat tung oil and 3 coats wipe-on poly.
The inlay is done with Holly stringing using Steve Latta’s techniques. (It is getting difficult to find Holly boards nowdays but i recently got a couple)
The flower was painful for me because I recently decided to try pyrography and got a nibsburner. The painful part was that after i burned the flower image on the walnut box it was difficult to see it in the dark wood. I may need to go to therapy and confession for actually using acrylic paint on wood instead of intarsia.
Sorry about the pics but my phone never seems to take good pictures.
Thanks for looking.