This spherical box is turned from a nicely figured piece of white ash (Fraxinus americana) and sits on a base made from black walnut (Juglans nigra). The box itself features a friction fit - which means it stay together when handled, but is easily opened when desired. The seam between the two halves is decorated with a slight champher. This spherical box was turned by hand, without the aid of any mechanical jigs and features an average wall thickens of about 4 mm providing an exceptionally light feel to the box when handled. Finished with Tung oil and buffed to a pleasant gloss, this box is almost mesmerizing to hold and handle. The base has been turned and textured on both the top surface and its underside, providing a little extra surprise and interest when the box is picked up. The perfect place to keep you most precious heirlooms, or as a conversation starter in your office.