This obsession started with a jewellery box (#1) for my daughter Bronwyn's birthday gift
(after seeing my friend Charles Hepburn's jewellery box he had made for his daughter about 1998).
True friends are just such a special gift.
Each box was made as a surprise gift for special people in my life. As time went by I learned new techniques from experimenting, the internet and developed some methods of my own using marquetry, Intarsia, Chip carving, "Sink & Fill" and so on. As the complexity increased so did the time to complete
(#14 took over 400 hours spread over a 2 year period).
It followed on from there in ever increasing detail, complexity and obsession which after16 years has waned. Included for some boxes was a "Birth Certificate" & CD of the build - I have now included PDF's of them for download.
Some of the Techniques used
So far 18 boxes have been completed. Select a picture for more information. There is an overview of each box and a more
in-depth description on some
and a VIDEO on #18.