The next item to be made was a box. This was made from a piece of Sycamore 4” square by 6” in length which was mounted on the lathe between a Steb centre and a revolving tail stock. The piece was then rounded off and chucking points made at both ends. Once round it was parted in the centre with the final cut being made with a fine saw. The base was then hollowed, as boxes tend to be and the two parts added back together (join reinforced with tape) while the lid was turned off-centre and a decorative figure made on the lid (Gary’s definition of a Scottish Duck with a thistle heed). Finally Gary made a textured ring around the base which he then coloured to bring it out as a highlight on the finished piece.