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LV-3587  Thuya Burl & Greenheart Flat Pill Box, Ring Holder, Jewelry Box-SCREW CAP

LV-3587 Thuya Burl & Greenheart Flat Pill Box, Ring Holder, Jewelry Box-SCREW CAP

$ 89.00

This is a round box made out of Greenheaet (Ocotea rodiei) with Thuya Burl (Tetraclinis articulata) cap.  Greenheart is not as innocent as it sounds, being both toxic and explosive. As a log dries, it builds up so much internal stress that it has a tendency to shatter suddenly and violently sending pieces of wood flying. While nontoxic and nonirritating to the touch, if one gets a splinter from this wood, the wound will invariably festers (no, I haven't tested that out, but it doesn't hurt to believe in this case). Troublemaker as it is, Greenheart has its desirable qualities: extremely rot-resistant, hard, dense, takes a nice polish and possesses a unusual olive green tint.  Thuya Burls actually grow underground on the roots of Tetraclinis articulata trees.  It has the golden brown tonw with a pleasant cedar aroma.  Thuya Burl is considered something of a national treasure in Morocco.  Tetraclinis articulata is the official national tree of the island of Malta.

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 to maneuver the threaded cap, flat boxes require very careful matching of the threads for a smooth, spin-on/spin-off operation.

Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2" x 1-1/4"

-- 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