The evolution of a shape
I thought I would show three boxes that I have made recently, these boxes show how I prefer to work by slightly altering the shape and design of each box from the previous box.
Essentially I look at the first box and take the parts of the box I really like and try to incorporate them into the next box.
This olivewood box was the first box that I made
I liked the shape of the concave base and thought it could repeat and work well for a stacking box.
This pear wood box was next and although i really like it i had made each section bigger than the previous by 5mm in height and I wanted to try a smaller increment to see how that looked.
|pear wood box|
this ash box is the last one I have made, this box has an odd number of sections and has 3mm increments
I hope you can see how I prefer to work not just with boxes but anything I make on the lathe.
I know some makers sketch or do detailed drawings first but I prefer to see the item, try to understand what it is I do and do not like, then make alterations with the next one I make.