This is a beautiful flat threaded holder made out of African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) with Amboyna Burl Sapwood(Pterocarpus indicus) cap. True to its name, Blackwood is really black. But if you have a chance to look at a whole log, you can see that the sapwood is very light and sharply demarcated from the dark heartwood, like day and night, juxtaposed. The box bottom is made from just the dark hardwood, no surprises. The cap, however, is the other size of Amboyna burl. I bet you have not seen an Amboyna item like this, with just the sapwood burl. And what a beauty it is! I really like this unique box!
The all-wood threaded box is a rare commodity. The screw-on cap is what make this box extra special. It can be used to hold pills and small valuables...The flat profile fits unobtrusively in a purse or pocket for people on the go, and the screw cap ensures that your content is secured. I don't make flat boxes very often. Since there is very little space for the hands to open or close the cap, flat boxes require very careful matching of the threads for a smooth, spin-on/spin-off operation.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2-1/8" x 1"
-- All wood turned items were hand made and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well.
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil was applied.
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time
-- CA sale tax applies (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses
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