LumberJocks

Cherry Burl Band saw Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by TexasBlanks posted 01-19-2015 11:35 PM 2696 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a nice chunk of cherry burl I had drying in the garage for over 2 years. I cast it with green and pink alumilite resin under 80 psi to make sure there were no bubbles or voids. This is probably the best one I have done so far and I am going to hate to sell this one, The drawers are flocked in black for that elegant feel. Again, I used the whimsical Dr. Seuss theme here with this guy holding his hand on his hip.
I havn’t decided on the knobs I will use yet, maybe something will come to me and I will add an update.

-- Wayne Ryan, Texas Blanks, www.facebook.com/Texas Blanks





18 comments so far

View gridlockd's profile

gridlockd

141 posts in 1851 days


#1 posted 01-20-2015 12:03 AM

this is a really beautiful piece of burl, and the colored alumilite actually adds to it, instead of detracting from the design. (IMO anyway). i have really been wanting to try some resin casting myself, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I’d love to hear your process for casting. I have to say, you’re a braver soul than I am, to take a chance with that gorgeous burl, but it paid off in a big way for you! well done.

-- Gridlockd

View TexasBlanks's profile

TexasBlanks

30 posts in 693 days


#2 posted 01-20-2015 12:25 AM

Thanks gridlockd once you try it you will never look back. Just go for it

-- Wayne Ryan, Texas Blanks, www.facebook.com/Texas Blanks

View gbear's profile

gbear

492 posts in 3565 days


#3 posted 01-20-2015 01:08 AM

Cool!!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

View steve_in_ohio's profile

steve_in_ohio

1195 posts in 1077 days


#4 posted 01-20-2015 01:42 AM

that is awesome, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

View Danpaddles's profile

Danpaddles

554 posts in 1778 days


#5 posted 01-20-2015 02:43 AM

Great combination of advanced use of materials, along with a great shape, I love the look, the attitude of that box. Perfect!

-- Dan V. in Indy

View deon's profile

deon

2508 posts in 2492 days


#6 posted 01-20-2015 07:59 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

View jinkyjock's profile

jinkyjock

487 posts in 1041 days


#7 posted 01-20-2015 10:37 AM

Great little box.
Excellent mix of colour and natural gives a great effect.
+1 with gridlockd,
could you please expand on your Alumilite process.
James.

View StumpyNubs's profile

StumpyNubs

6856 posts in 2267 days


#8 posted 01-20-2015 03:32 PM

I’d like to feature this on the next episode of “Behind the Sawdust” during our projects segment. We’ll just show a couple of your photos and tell them who made it. Do you mind?

-- Subscribe to "Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal"- One of the crafts' most unique publications: http://www.stumpynubs.com/

View TexasBlanks's profile

TexasBlanks

30 posts in 693 days


#9 posted 01-20-2015 03:35 PM



I d like to feature this on the next episode of “Behind the Sawdust” during our projects segment. We ll just show a couple of your photos and tell them who made it. Do you mind?

- StumpyNubs


I dont mind at all…Thank you I’m honored

-- Wayne Ryan, Texas Blanks, www.facebook.com/Texas Blanks

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3800 posts in 3061 days


#10 posted 01-20-2015 07:27 PM

Very kewl Wayne I love the krazyness to it. could you point me in the direction of how to do this resin stuff, you have inspired me…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View leafherder's profile

leafherder

897 posts in 1418 days


#11 posted 01-20-2015 10:10 PM

Dr. Seuss? Maybe. Reminds me more of the clock from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Either way a great piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

View Diwayne's profile

Diwayne

265 posts in 2157 days


#12 posted 01-21-2015 01:33 AM

Very nice.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

View TexasBlanks's profile

TexasBlanks

30 posts in 693 days


#13 posted 01-22-2015 08:48 AM



Great little box.
Excellent mix of colour and natural gives a great effect.
+1 with gridlockd,
could you please expand on your Alumilite process.
James.

- jinkyjock


First i take a piece of wood that really cant be used for anything else and square it up the best I can. I then take 1/4” mdf and basically glue it to the outside of the wood to form a box. I mix the resin 1 to 1 ratio with pigments and dyes. Pour it into the voids or top of the molded box and place it into a pressure pot at 60-80 psi to force the resin into all the cracks. This also pops any remaining bubbles that are left in the resin. Cure time is about 1 1/2 hours and work time is about 2 hours. I just cut off the mdf box with the band saw. You can drill, cut, sand and work this resin just like wood. I sand it 150-600 grit and finish it off with tung oil. Buff it out at 24 hours and then coat with 5 coats of poly making sure I sand with 0000 steel wool and soapy water between coats. Makes for a silky smooth finish

-- Wayne Ryan, Texas Blanks, www.facebook.com/Texas Blanks

View TexasBlanks's profile

TexasBlanks

30 posts in 693 days


#14 posted 01-22-2015 08:49 AM



Very kewl Wayne I love the krazyness to it. could you point me in the direction of how to do this resin stuff, you have inspired me…

- mcoyfrog


First i take a piece of wood that really cant be used for anything else and square it up the best I can. I then take 1/4” mdf and basically glue it to the outside of the wood to form a box. I mix the resin 1 to 1 ratio with pigments and dyes. Pour it into the voids or top of the molded box and place it into a pressure pot at 60-80 psi to force the resin into all the cracks. This also pops any remaining bubbles that are left in the resin. Cure time is about 1 1/2 hours and work time is about 2 hours. I just cut off the mdf box with the band saw. You can drill, cut, sand and work this resin just like wood. I sand it 150-600 grit and finish it off with tung oil. Buff it out at 24 hours and then coat with 5 coats of poly making sure I sand with 0000 steel wool and soapy water between coats. Makes for a silky smooth finish

-- Wayne Ryan, Texas Blanks, www.facebook.com/Texas Blanks

View jinkyjock's profile

jinkyjock

487 posts in 1041 days


#15 posted 01-22-2015 07:50 PM

Thank you Texas.
James.

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com