A friend gave me an idea old box that was solid but he didn’t know what is was for because it had been over painted in black. He found it in a skip.
I stripped back the old lead black paint and found a beautiful oak box with the label ‘Founder’ ‘H M Dockyard’ ‘Rosyth’.
The box was a carpenter box for the Founder who made wood pieces which the ship required to. E made into a cast so that the piece could be made into a cast iron part by casting. It is an integral part of the complex pieces of a ship.
Once I stripped back the paint I carved a Weilgiest onto the top and this is the final look:
Any comments are welcome.