Friday, January 17, 2014

Bible box

Here are a couple pictures of a bible box I made as a gift. I had some scrap lying around and wanted to try a little carving like Peter Follansbee.

I don't know how he'll feel about the mahogany, dovetails, the carving being inset, the bead, the stamp being filed onto an allen wrench, the shellac, etc. I thought about his work the entire time and I did nail the bottom on (They weren't cut nails.)

I had a little more scrap so I made one that is quite different. This one only had the single carved face.


  1. Well done, Matt! I'm sure Peter won't mind the transgressions.

    Also, glad to see we're not the only ones with our tree still up...

  2. Very nice, I want to try that sometime myself

  3. Very lovely. I think you've done a nice job on balancing the design, and I like the acanthus-like last carving very much.