Turning Archive 2007

Multi-wood box... *PIC*

Mike Stafford
>One of the problems I encounter with box turning is that some woods have beautiful flat grain and nondescript end grain. Since the end grain forms the lid of the box you have to settle for little finials, beads, coves, chatter work, etc. but none of it really disguises the fact that the end grain is not much to look at. Some woods are just disappointing as the side grain is too dark and the end grain is not distinguishable. I have tried to make the best of some of those woods in this box. I turned the body from some curly maple, the lid frame from some East Indian rosewood that has little grain interest and some birdseye maple for an inlay.

This box is 2 1/2" tall and 3" in diameter. Your opinions and critiques appreciated...

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