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Walnut and maple box's

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Project by mike1950 posted 08-24-2014 09:03 PM 1661 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little crazy spalted Big leaf maple burl and Claro walnut. Lots of color and figure in both. I started 14 of these earlier this year- life got in the way of finishing but these 2 are done. The maple was a little tricky to work with but I sure like the look. General finish wipe on oil/poly with an antique wax finish. The wax makes them so nice to touch.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein





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Eyal

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#1 posted 08-24-2014 09:06 PM

The maple is absolutely stunning. well done.

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woodtickgreg

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 12:45 AM

Nice wood made beautiful by a fine craftsman. I always enjoy seeing your boxes and these are no different.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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JayG46

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 12:48 AM

That maple looks more like marble than wood, and the walnut is gorgeous as well. Great work!

-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL www.swallowtailwoodcraft.com "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 03:49 AM

Extremely nice…! You have taken some awesome wood and made even more awesome boxes….

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bobasaurus

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#5 posted 08-25-2014 06:44 AM

That wood is ridiculously nice and your craftsmanship matches it. Care to send me the offcuts? :)

-- Allen, Colorado

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 08:24 AM

There’s no doubt, you are a box maker. I love the look of the wood

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 06:01 PM

Great work, love the wood.

-- Tom D

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sedcokid

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#8 posted 08-25-2014 06:11 PM

These are simply gorgeous. Would have liked to have seen some interior pics of these.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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NormG

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#9 posted 08-25-2014 11:13 PM

Awesome, just awesome dlooking

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Roger

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#10 posted 08-30-2014 08:30 PM

Those are both very stunning, knockout boxes, for sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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mike1950

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#11 posted 08-31-2014 01:36 AM

Thanks everyone.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#12 posted 11-28-2016 01:09 AM

that wood grain is totally sick! nice find and nice builds!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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