Steven Kennard’s work (back cover of FWW #220) combines everyday turning techniques with his own innovations—seen in the rings, layers, and carving—to deliver an exquisite end product. His work is the sum of decades of experience, an artist’s eye for beauty, and a smart sequence of operations. In this box, an African blackwood body is bound by a cocobolo collar and foot, and lined with thuja burl. A blackwood and cocobolo lid fits perfectly. In the end, creating this small box took as much precision and planning as a piece of furniture.
Attach the foot. After turning the body to size and cutting a slight rabbet into the bottom, Kennard uses cyanoacrylate glue to attach the foot.