Fine Details – Shaping the Snakewood Legs

Smoothing the tops of the legs - Image Ellie Kennard 2019

I was commissioned to remake my “Hat in a Box” as the original is in my own collection and not for sale. It was originally made it 2004 and this revisiting of the process was interesting as I had to work out again how to make it. Here Ellie took a photo of me shaping the tops of the legs in the final stages.

Below you see the photograph of the finished box.

“Hat in a Box” African blackwood, snakewood, stainless steel. This box was included in a “Boxes and their Makers” tour of museums in the USA and is a featured box in the book New Masters of the Wooden Box.

Ellie made a post about her photograph which you can find here: https://www.elliekennard.ca/fine-detail/

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