This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Leadwood (Combretum imberbe) with Verawood (Bulnesia sarmientoi) cap. Another heavy metal wood from Africa, this piece of Leadwood is probably the second toughest wood I have to turn due to it's interlocking grain and hardness (the other troublesome one is Brazilian Ebony). But it's all well worth it. The figure of Leadwood is subtle but beautiful and the thing polish up so nicely that I am willing to forgive it's recalcitrant. I capped it wih Verawood, another very hard and heavy wood but extremely well behave with a unique greenish patina.
A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured, good for jewelry, keepsake... Through the ages, people has given out acorns as symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1-3/8" x 2"
-- 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