Turning Archive 2006

Box Elder Rose Box *PIC*

Chris Wright
>Box Elder Rose Box...a new project that I tried this weekend for a special request.

Rose Bud: 2 pieces of box elder burl, turned natural edge, one piece the body, the second piece the lid and alternate petal. Bleached white and finished with Behlen's sanding sealer, buffed to a silky finish. A Pink Ivory finial tops it off.

The stem is maple, turned and then steam bent just lightly to give it a more natural curvature dyed with Chestnut Spirit Stain.

The leaf is also maple, rough cut on the bandsaw then carved, dyed with Chestnut Spirit Stain.

Both the stem and leaf are finished with Behlen's sanding sealer, not buffed back to give them a natural stem like texture.

Overall dimensions: 7 3/4" tall, rose bud dimentions are 1 3/4" dia. x 3" tall. The stem is 3/16" diameter.

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