This is a beautiful flat threaded holder made out of Brazilwood (Caesalpinia echinata) with Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia negra) cap. Two most important timbers Brazil has to offer are combined here in this acorn. The commercially extinct Brazilian Rosewood is the highly coveted timbers for guitar making. Brazilwood, also known as Pernambuco, is the wood of choice for violin bows. It is also the tree that give rise to the country of Brazil. This is the only instance when a country was named after a tree. I was visiting a small fishing village in Southern Mexico. While we stopped at a small hut on the beach for some fresh coconut juice, I noticed that all the column supporting the hut were made from reddish, knobby tree trunks with lots of character. Impressed, I asked the owner what type of tree those were. She said: Brazil. I asked: spelled like the country Brazil?. She nodded. I wasn't into woods then yet, and thought it was the Brazil Nut tree that produce the familiar nut. Now, I realized that I had seen great treasure that day!
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 for the hands to open or close the 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 1-1/8"
-- 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
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