Monday, January 30, 2012

Curly Maple Box

This is a classic Curly Maple Box. This is also known as tiger wood due to its strips. This wood has been used in such items as Les Paul Guitars and are some of the most prized on the vintage guitar market. The side of this box were cut on the table saw with a 30 degree beveled and dyed with India ink. The curly maple itself was dyed with Trans dye. This dye is diluted with water and then applied.  It has a broad contoured lid and matching front and back panels, which show off the beauty of the wood. The bold ebonized sides add an interesting design element.

1 comment:

  1. I love this box. I saw an article in I believe it was fine wood working on making an ebonized box. I've been looking for the article but have been unable to find it. That box is either a very close look alike or the same project. I would love to finish mine that I started many years ago I was trying to make 5 of them. Where did you find the design??