Lidded Box

The body is some kind of Mahogany, I believe, though, in this light, it sure looks to me like Padauk. For the lid, I stacked four pieces of contrasting wood -Ficus; Cocobolo; the same Mahogany; Hard Maple.
Now, a “musical interlude” It’s what I have on YT, while posting this. You’re welcome.

Where’s the Maple?
The thing broke. Twice. I only felt like fixing it once.
It was to be a small “skull cap,” on top of an oval k’nob.
I finished it with a simple treatment of Howard’s. Woke it up very nicely, and made it smell good.
I photographed it with a different background than my usual black T-shirt. (I’m working on my drawing skills.)
I started this piece yesterday, as a head-clearing exercise. (I need that sometimes.) It was inspired by the news that LJ Bob Hamilton, turner, had left the planet. I’d never heard of Bob, so I visited his YT Channel. I saw, there, a nine-part series wherein he makes a lidded box, a thing I’ve had some experience with, but not for some time. Bob made it look so easy that I had to make one the way he did it. The last one of these I made took at least a week. This one totaled, mebees, three hours, over two days.
So, this piece is thanks to Bob. We hardly knew ye.
And now, I’ll ask Josh to play us out.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI8DHJ3hfJo
You’re welcome. And, I apologize.

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