Blackwood

Blackwood

African Blackwood is a very hard and dense wood. It has a purple/black color and is usually straight-grained. It is difficult to work and dulls tools quickly.
blackwood

Boxes

Joy's box features a sliding drawer and a sliding top. Its dimensions are about 12x6x3 1/2 inches. The sides are Walnut, and the Padauk ends are pinned with brass as an accent. The top is made from many woods and many layers of overlay.

Steve's Box (the lower right) is a drum stick box with a sliding top. It, as well as Joy's box, is built with solid wood using overlay techniques, and is not veneered. It was built for a drummer friend of mine, Steve (for his fancy German drumsticks).

Joy's Box

Bumps and Wiggles

This wall sculpture is called "Bumps and Wiggles." It is one of my early overlay projects and is a culmination of many shop experiments. Its dimensions are about 29x14 inches. The outer frame is built from Oak and Purpleheart, the body of the piece is comprised of several woods including; Zirocote, Maple, Mohagony, Blackwood and Bocote.

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