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I have looked very forward to posting this box. This is my second box, well in some ways it is my first, as i got into box making specifically to make Roger’s Pepperwood burl box. Roger, thankfully created an 200 page (something like that perhaps more) e-book which explains how he makes the box that is also available for purchase. My first box gave me me some prerequisites in box making, giving me some experience beforehand.
This box is veneered in oak burl over baltic birch ply purchased at veneersupplies.com. the veneer was a pleasure to work with however, little did i know how difficult the oak is to french polish.
the inside was inspired from one of the images in Roger’s e-book of an 18th century tea box. in addition it is always nice to surprise the observer with an intricate yet functional interior. the interior of this box, which is comprised of 4 lids, is designed to hold pens, a journal and snuff.
the edges are box wood with a combination of black and white veneers to make up the lines. it does look intricate, however very easily attainable with a little patience and perseverance. the hinges are from bsspecialties.com. The lining is italian lamb suede.
i am very much thankful to Roger for enabling me to make this box, his work and work-ethic which is prevalent throughout his e-book-has been inspirational.
please feel free to ask any questions.
thanks for looking,