Monday, October 18, 2010
Miss Ethel will soon be singing
Recently, I started a commission build (thanks Bro!) using a vintage Cigar Box (circa 1901). The box was in rough shape, with paper peeling in many places. Otherwise the all wood box was very sound. Is a little warped on the top, but that's getting addressed as well. After getting the paper seated, I put 4-5 coats of High Gloss Lacquer on the box, and started to work. We decided to take the sound out the side on this one to protect the top, and it looks cool as well.
This box is a "Miss Ethel" brand, and originated in Maryland (I think). The label on the end says "The 5 cent cigar of America".
Will post additional pics as I progress.