I’ve been planning to make a wand box for my daughter ever since I saw a previous post that inspired me. Originally, I wanted to make it for her for Xmas, but I didn’t have my GF by that time so no luck.
Headed to LA tomorrow to visit her, so over the weekend, I finally bit the bullet and got to work.
This is the first project where I designed a box from scratch in Illustrator and I am very pleased with the results!! Best way to learn is to push yourself to new things
The music box was off ebay (Hedwig’s theme) and I was so pleased at how the hole alignment was perfect the first time by working off the measurements from the ebay seller’s layout diagram.
One neat feature of the slider cover is the half circle finger pull. I used a half circle with a gradient and cut it with vary power.
Overall, pleased with the results and can’t wait to give it to her tomorrow
My own take on the ‘finger pull’ would be to cut out the D-shape, glue it back at an angle, then sand off the back flush with lid.
It’s a technique I have often used to give the appearance of a carved design, starting lower than the surface at one end, then rising above the surface at the other.
If I could only find the photo of the fan I mentioned in another posting, I’d post it !
The box is wood, with the ‘feather’ showing the technique I was referring to, and the fan is carbon fibre with titanium guards.
I made this about 25 years ago, and it’s taken me a little while to work out how the sticks rotation is limited, as I can’t see any ribbon or thread !
The answer is hidden down in the pivot .
My own solution.