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One last lumpy box

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Project by OldWrangler posted 05-12-2014 02:16 AM 850 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was gonna call it a Dung Box but I decided to be nice at the last minute. This is a small burl I sawed off an Oak tree nearby this past winter. Don’t know why I even cut it. It’s small and unattractive and not much use for even turning anything good. Now my wife has put it in her office to keep paper clips in. I guess everything has a purpose. Except, what about a mosquito?????

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 03:58 AM

This is a very nice looking box. Great way to utilize a burl which otherwise had no use. Unique!

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 08:13 AM

It’s cool looking. Nice use of the burl. I do see why you thought of “Dung box”.

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

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 10:05 AM

another fine example of imagination and bolstering the fact that “it’s only scrap when you decide it is”

-- Dick, Ohio

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FlyingMLB

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 01:33 PM

I personally think it’s beautiful. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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ikillbugs

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 08:38 PM

Wow. No part of the tree gone to waste :)

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 05-13-2014 12:17 AM

Good eye to visualize a box in that piece of burl.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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OldWrangler

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#7 posted 05-13-2014 12:37 AM

Andy, Even when I found it growing and while it sat in my shop I still couldn’t think up a use. This was about it

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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