Oops (III)

A while ago I posted Oops(II), about an ash vase cracking open at the neck and then losing a few bits which essentially meant it was a vase no longer. I have reworked that piece and it has now become a box.

Orange-ash-boxSince the top was no longer available, I had to find something different for the lid. Not a problem, he said, we have some nice curly olive ash, which will do very nicely, thank you.

Since the colouring of the two pieces was quite substantially different, I had to come up with an idea to overcome this. Out come the dyes, and here’s the result. Not too shabby, if I may say so myself. It’s about 8″ tall and 4″ diameter, a nice size to store pens, keys, or whatever you want.

I particularly like lid, with its swirling grain, and some curling going on there, too. My wife still says it looks like an urn (which it isn’t because there’s no thread on the lid). Well, whatever. I like it. And you?

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