Bp-Sw-Ph Ring Box
This is my “Black Palm, Satinwood and Purpleheart” Ring Box. It measures 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” and is 2” high. There are 72 pieces, both full and half size diamonds and triangles, on this box. On the top there are 32 half-size pieces where it would normally have 16 full size pieces. It is finished in its natural color with 1 coat of varnish brushed on and 3 coats of clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base.
The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the box from the center out. On this box is “Black Palm” from Indonesia. (I cut this wood at an angle to give the black dots a different look.) “Satinwood” from Sri Lanka is a wood with a beautiful golden satiny luster to it. Then “Purpleheart” from Central or South America which is a very bright purple wood.
This box is all made from very exotic wood.
I made this box in 2004. 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.
It is lined with black velveteen. It has 3 “ring pads” on the bottom forming 2 slots about 2 ½” long, for rings.