Sunday 23 November 2014

The Legend of Zelda trinket box

Chip carved basswood trinket box - the stained glass artwork from 
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Once again I carved the box into a book shape
at first and then chip carved the intricate game artwork depicting Link and Zelda.

The chip carving part was tougher than I expected and it took me about 11 hours, so the work on this one box was something between 15-17 hours in total. It is finished with light brown gel stain and has a satin lining inside.

Few pictures to show the book shape:

Work in progress.
The original picture was firstly redrawn onto the tracing paper and then traced on the box:

Carving of the borders was surely the most annoying part but the result is very satisfying: 

The box finished with few coats of polyurethane:

 And the gel stain application: