Just to recapitulate a bit here are images of the earlier boxes I completed over the last month that led up to this project.
Who is this? Well Chris Vesper is a maker of very fine hand made woodworker tools and the knives in front of him are marking knifes just like the one I had just purchased from him at the Brisbane Hands On Show recently. Most of this Orangutang carving was inspired by this purchase as I also bought a small carving knife with a similarly shaped handle and nearly all the carving done with his one little but rather expensive knife.
So I hope this makes it a little clearer. I have been making these boxes mostly from recycled hardwood. Very old,very hard and rather brittle but I like the old and battered look – at my age I have to!
And that way I can give it one more chance at a life.
The lids are various bit and pieces of Tasmanian Blackwood,Canadian Red Cedar,Decking hardwood,and Solomon Island Ebony.
Also I have been making the routed parts using my Torque Work Centre – but that’s another story.
Just a sneak preview.
and there’s more to come.
-- David Australia