Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
Spalted maple box
I had very little time to turn this morning. I start an 80 hour week at noon today and had to mow the grass. However you really peaked my interest in whether I could turn a box I liked out of a small scrap of maple. The maple is 3" tall. I glued it to a scrap block so be able to turn it this size.
The lid is a scrap of cherry (I never throw anything away there might a macro goblet in there somewhere). I dyed the cherry black with shoe dye and then rubbed it back a little with 4/0 steel wool so you could barely see some brown and the grain which makes it look just like some types of ebony. It is not a press fit lid it just sits in the opening.
It's a good thing I'm a professional photographer and have tons of equipment at my disposal. I shot this using 8 - 2'x4' flourescent soft boxes, more commonly known as office ceiling lights. I simply layed it on a white seamless paper background and set my white balance on the camera for the Flourescent setting. Exposure was 20 seconds at f20 handheld. If you believe that I have a bridge for sale.