Note Box

By Bill Ooms at Studio of Bill Ooms in Prescott, AZ.

Winning Category

This box with threaded lid started with African Blackwood. Then a thin layer of Holly was wrapped around the exterior, glued, and turned down to a thickness of 0.030”. A cylinder of African Blackwood was hollowed to fit over the Holly, glued, and turned down to a thickness of 0.020”. The keyboard pattern was cut through the exterior black layer and into the holly on an ornamental lathe (that I built myself). Additional ornamentation was cut on the top of the box and inside the box with the ornamental lathe. The finish is an oil finish I mix myself from 1/3 Pure Tung Oil, 1/3 Pure Boiled Linseed Oil, and 1/3 Behlen Rock Hard Table Varnish. A final buffing of Renaissance Wax was applied. Size is 2” tall x 3” diameter.

Products Used

  • African Blackwood
  • Holly
  • Fresh Water Pearl
  • Custom oil finish (1/3 boiled linseed oil, 1/3 tung oil, 1/3 Behlen Rockhard Table Varnish)
  • Renaissance Wax

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