Tiger Spirit - Figured Zebrawood and Walnut whisky box

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Project by lawrence posted 05-22-2013 05:04 AM 5700 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by my squadron to make a going away gift for our outgoing Chief, who is a longtime mentor and friend of mine for almost 20 years. As I know he likes single malts (as do I) I mentioned that a bottle of decent scotch might make a nice gift and I offered to re-label and make a box for it.

Here is what I came up with and made this afternoon… the box is very simple glued and pinned butt joints and the lid rides in grooves (pencil box style) and took an afternoon from start to finish.

The lid itself is a piece from an amazing board of zebrawood that I got some time ago-it has a beautiful stripe of figuring running down the middle and when finished it has a wonderful iridescent chatoyance.

I carved the tiger and lettering on my carvewright and sprayed it with black ink. The topcoat finish is sanding sealer followed by 4 coats of lacquer.

The bottle itself is an 18-year Jura (ind. bottler) and I just printed and then spray glued on the new labels

Thanks for looking,


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#1 posted 05-23-2013 01:28 AM

Very nice lawrence!! I love these project that have a personal touch!! THANKS to you, your squadron and your Chief for your service to our great country!!

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