This next project is a bit unique to say the least. I was approached by a client who wants me to build a display case for an antique Native American warrior necklace. Her boyfriend has had it in his family for years, but keeps it in a cardboard box in his closet. The challenge with this project, is that she's only seen the necklace once. She has a general idea of the size and shape, but I'm flying blind in some respects.
What's also different about this piece is that the customer wants the box itself to look nice, but not detract from its contents. So no exposed joinery, no adornment, and muted hardware. So this box is going to be done in a shadow box style, with all miter joints in black walnut, with a basic oil finish. It's also built with a glass panel slant top to allow easier viewing of the necklace, so that throws in a few curve balls. But I'm thinking this is going to be a fun project.
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