I hand-turned this box from a lovely piece of rare African blackwood. I then used my rose engine to adorn the top with ornamental accents. Goods produced on a rose engine are extremely rare.
It measures 3" high and 3" across, and will store rings, jewelry and valuables securely on a dresser or nightstand.
African blackwood is rare, and is one of the hardest and densest woods on the planet. It requires extremely sharp tools and excellent skills to cut it properly.
This box comes with a "woodturner's fit" - the lid audibly snaps into place and is very secure when engaged. It takes two hands to open.
African blackwood is an incredibly beautiful and rare hardwood species that is prized for its deep, rich, and dark color. When crafted into a box using a rose engine lathe, it produces a stunning work of art that is not only visually striking but also incredibly functional.
The rose engine lathe is a traditional tool used in the art of ornamental turning, and it produces intricate geometric patterns on the wood using a series of cutting tools that are arranged in a circular pattern. The result is a stunning array of symmetrical and repeating patterns that showcase the beauty of the wood.
When combined with the deep, dark color of African blackwood, the patterns created by the rose engine lathe are truly mesmerizing. The wood has a natural sheen that catches the light and reflects it in a way that highlights the intricate details of the design. The smooth, polished finish of the wood adds to its allure, and the tactile experience of holding the box in your hands is a true delight.
In addition to its aesthetic qualities, an African blackwood box made with a rose engine lathe is also incredibly durable and long-lasting. African blackwood is a dense hardwood that is resistant to wear and tear, making it an ideal material for items that are designed to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.
Overall, an African blackwood box made with a rose engine lathe is a true masterpiece that combines the artistry of traditional woodturning with the natural beauty of an exquisite wood species. Its timeless elegance and durability make it a worthwhile investment that is sure to be cherished for generations to come.
This piece is heirloom quality. It will not degrade or change over time - it is primed for passing down to your children and their children.