Trinket Box

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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 04-22-2014 12:07 AM 1445 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine wanted a trinket box for his mother and he liked the Maple Burl I had. Well I only had enough left to make this box. The pieces had some major defects but I managed to get the job done. The defects give this one quite a bit of character. Thanks for looking.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 12:27 AM

That’s some super beautiful burl. Nice box, Dale. Your friend should be quite proud of it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 12:39 AM

I’m sure it will be treasured Dale, this is a real Character box indeed :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 01:06 AM

Defects? I only see awesome.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 01:24 AM

Well done and beautiful !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 02:33 AM

Dale, you definitely need to find more “defective” wood. I love enhancing those naturally occurring, one of a kind creations. Gorgeous box!

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 04-22-2014 09:28 AM

To me it was the ideal wood. Very beautiful and very well crafted.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 11:39 AM

Wow! That is incredible. Thanks for sharing this

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 04-22-2014 12:20 PM

Very nicely done. Beautiful woods, and you’re right about the defects – they add a very distinctive character. Thanks for posting.


-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#9 posted 04-22-2014 01:21 PM

Beautiful Dale, nice style and fancy wood.
A real winner.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#10 posted 04-22-2014 02:10 PM

I love this box. It’s made out of wonderful wood and done beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 04-22-2014 02:22 PM

Beautiful Job! Can you tell us what finish you used on the box?

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#12 posted 04-22-2014 03:27 PM

Dale, this is a lovely box with the kind of wood boxmakers like to work with because we can see the beauty of the “defects.” Nice job. I wish you would amend your project to give us the dimensions. It is difficult to grasp a sense of scale from just pictures.

How long, wide, high is it?
Does the lid open further?
Have you considered dividers inside?

Nice job on the photos as well. Keep boxing and keep posting!

-- Big Al in IN

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#13 posted 04-22-2014 05:37 PM

This is really odd sized because of what wood I had left. 3 1/4 wide, 2 3/4 high, 7 1/2 long, 7 coats wipe on poly.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#14 posted 04-22-2014 07:17 PM

I can only reiterate what Monty said .A very nice box.I would be proud if I made it .It is of course helped greatly by the fabulous looking wood you chose. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 04-22-2014 11:51 PM

Beautiful wood, nice work.

-- Tom D

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