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This little bandsawn basswood box is 4" long X 2 1/2" wide X 1 5/8" high with a hand carved carpenter's hammer on top. Inside is a velvet flocked jewelry box. Use this box to keep your delicate treasures or jewelry in, or paper clips, or postage stamps. You could even use it as a paperweight.

Whatever you keep in it, it will be a distinctive knick-knack to attract attention sitting on your desk or coffee table. A sure-fire conversation starter, this little box is finished with about 6 or 7 (I lost count) coats of non-toxic, non-petroleum tung oil and rubbed to a lustrous finish.

After finish sanding down to 400 grit sandpaper, I apply many coats of tung oil, rubbing with fine steel wool between coats. Finally, when everything is finished and dry, I cover the bottom with a brilliant royal blue flocking that feels like velvet but is actually rayon.

This one features a carpenter's hammer, but I have others with different tools carved on them: a pair of pliers and one with a carpenter's adjustable square on top. I have also done one with a stethoscope for a doctor, and one with a mortar and pestle for a pharmacist. If you have a tool or something else in mind, please by all means just ask! I also have an idea to do them with a photo under glass on top. If you're interested, just let me know.

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The Wooden Image

“the thrill of buying something for a cheap price
is quickly forgotten,
while a quality item made with love and skill may bring
joy for a lifetime.”

Band-sawn whimsical jewelry box with hammer carved on top

$65.00 USD
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  • Materials: basswood, also known as american linden, or lime in england, velvety flocking, actually rayon
  • Feedback: 9 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States