Original Aunt Sukeys Choice Square Box Open
I call this my "Aunt Sukeys Choice Original" Square Box. It has the "Aunt Sukeys Choice" quilt pattern on the top of the box. The square box is about 5" x 5" and 2 1/2" high on the outside. Inside it is 4" x 4" x 1 1/2". I made it using 120 pieces of wood cut in either diamond or triangle shapes from different kinds of wood. The box is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16" thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer.
The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the box from the center out. On this box the wood is "Purpleheart" from Central or South America, “Wenge” from West Africa, "Satinwood" from Sri Lanka, ”Lacewood” from Australia and "Walnut" from Missouri.
On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw my brother helped me make around 1992.
I lined the box with black velveteen.
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