This is a round box made out of Black Cherry Burl (Prunus serotina) cap with Suriname Ironwood (Bocoa prouacensis). Black Cherry burl is a domestic beauty. The tree is native to Northeastern US. The timber is valuable as cabinet material, the familiar dark red "Cherry". Fruit is good for jam and pies. This is the burl that you see here. Incredibly dense with figure and eyes. Suriname Ironwood lives up to it's namesake, dulling my cutting tools at an alarming rate. I don't deserve the trouble while turning them but they surely deserve each other. I like this one!
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 1-1/8"
-- 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