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LV-3588  Manzanita & Brown Ebony Flat Pill Box, Ring Holder, Jewelry Box-SCREW CAP

LV-3588 Manzanita & Brown Ebony Flat Pill Box, Ring Holder, Jewelry Box-SCREW CAP

$ 85.00

This is a round box made out of Brown Ebony (Caesalpina paraguariensis) with Manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca) cap.  Manzanitas are the most picturesque trees around here.  The reddish, peeling bark trunks twist and turn, give the tree a weathered look with a lot of character.  They grow in abundant here on the hillsides, but all my attemp to grow them in my garden has not been successful.  My failure to domesticate this species heighten my appreciation for them.  I like both its character and attitude.  Manzanita wood is high on my favorite list.  It is very dense with a beautiful dark red color.  Trouble is the wood does not behave.  The twisted trunks are small to begin with, and tend to split like crazy when dried.  Thus, a large chunk of dried manzanita wood is a rare commodity.  This piece came from a old growth heartwood with nice deep red color.  The small crack was filled with resin and serves as a signature for this species.

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): 1-7/8" x 1-1/2"

-- 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