Joshua Salesin | Small Bulb Box, 2019

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Joshua Salesin | Small Bulb Box, 2019
900.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Jul 16 @ 20:43UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Joshua Salesin | Santa Cruz, California
Small Bulb Box
Spalted maple, African blackwood
1.5 x 2.5 x 2.5

Much of the enjoyment of what I do comes from combining traditional turning techniques that date back hundreds of years with the challenge of producing unique, engaging and beautiful contemporary designs. I utilize an ornamental lathe that is more than 180 years old with only a few updates to the cutters and lathe spindle drive (although there are still times I prefer to treadle or hand operate it instead). For additional capabilities, I also use a rosette lathe, a method of turning that dates back more than 500 years. Together, the possibilities are endless! My fascination with merging the organic and the industrial, the natural and the machine-made feeds my passion for woodturning.
This whimsical and functional box is perfect for storing a secret message (or other small items). The container is made from solid spalted maple while the O-ring fit lid is made from african blackwood and features an ornamental turned medallion on the inside. This box was hand-turned and hollowed on a standard wood lathe and detailed using both an antique ornamental lathe and rose engine lathe.