This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Afzelia Burl (Afzelia xylocarpa) with Black Palm (Borassus flabellifer) cap. An extremely beautiful and expensive burl from SE Asia, Afzelia is hard and fine enough to accept threading. It is related to the famed Amboyna burl, but with a lighter reddish-orange tone. The burly grain is nicely figured and lustrous, like gemstone. The black palm cap adds another level of visual complexity to this already striking acorn. Palms are my least favorite "woods" for turning (well, they are not even wood, belonging to the grass family). They shoot out sharp splinters at me, quickly dull my cutting tools, and sometimes just decide to shatter in spite of it. But, its OK! You can misbehave a bit when you're that pretty!
This is a nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Thought the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift for the "hard to give" people on your list!
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2" x 2-7/8"
-- All wood items were hand turned 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 were 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, if possible
-- 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 (9.25%) for shipping to CA address