Sunday, 19 February 2012

Bible Box 1.

This box is one of three which i am making at the moment, its just about complete i have a few things left to do, this box has been constructed to hold a bible around 1¼ inches by 1inch or smaller and has been made using English Oak that dates to around 1650 natural Bee's wax was used to enhance the grain and protect the box.

   The Oak you see the piece stood on in the photo is the same timber i used to construct this piece.

The next two pieces will be slightly bigger in dimension and vary in design from one another, one will hold the bible and crucifix that was featured in my previous post.

A very warm welcome to my new followers,and many thanks for taking an interest in my journal.
Have a Great week everyone :)


  1. This box is wonderful!
    Bye Faby

  2. What a beautiful bible box, Tony. I am very curious to see the other ones.
    I recently got some nice veneer. Can I use beewax for veneerwork, or is that not possible?
    Have a great week too, Ilona

  3. Tony, your little works are Always SUCH Perfection! It looks Just like a REAL one would!

  4. I am really enjoying seeing all the fabulous things you are making. This box is beautiful. I am still drooling over the sewing box. ;-)

  5. Another wonderful piece, its a beautiful little box, it looks just how I imagine it would look if you had plucked from history

  6. What a great work and the wood looks amazing! Jeannette

  7. What a wonderful piece of work.
    It is a beautiful box.
    So perfect.
    Have a nice week, Kind regards Alexandra.

  8. It's so lovely. Your eyesight must be phenomenal.

  9. This is so beautifull. I love that you showed the original piece of wood as well, it gives the miniature such a value of story and history. It must be quite a lot of work to fashion such a raw piece of wood into usefull bits. Your work always amazes me. Thanks for sharing.

  10. your work always amazes me! this is a wonderful wonderful piece! thank you for sharing!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  11. Many thanks for all of your comments everyone always appreciated.

    Ilona, for veneer work french polishing is usually the best way to protect and bring out the grain,having said that its not the easiest method and can take time to learn my advice if you wish to do this is to practice on some spare pieces first.

  12. Thank you, Tony, for your comment on my blog, perhaps I'll make a birdcage.....ever!!
    Also thanks for your advice and answering my question!I am not familiar with the finishing of veneerwork. I am sorry, here is for another question: where can I find and what is French polishing? I know I have to try it on some spare pieces first. I'll do that.
    Have a great week, Ilona

    1. Ilona check this link out it may help describe the process better than i can :)

  13. Thank you so much again, Tony, I know what it is!! The new bible box is a beauty (again but the truth). All your work is so wonderful, real art!!
    Have a nice week, tony.