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Nothin' Says I Love You Like A Chunk Of Box Elder

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Project by boxcarmarty posted 02-16-2016 03:24 AM 1281 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lookin’ around the scrap bin before Valentines Day for that special gift, and there it was, a chunk of flamin’ box elder. I knew I kept it for some reason. After tossing it into the band saw and the router, I had something that resembled a nick-nak box. I added a carved rosebud handle out of purpleheart and finished it with spray-on poly…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....





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#1 posted 02-16-2016 03:29 AM

Very nice piece. Boxelder looks great.

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

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#2 posted 02-16-2016 03:31 AM

Box Elder is an amazing looking wood. Wish I had know about it before I hauled off a tree years ago.

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 03:32 AM

Very nice Marty.
I bet she loved it.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 02-16-2016 03:36 AM

Well I think you earned yourself an attaboy for that one. Nice work…......

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 02-16-2016 03:53 AM

Nice job, Marty. Looks great

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

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#6 posted 02-16-2016 04:01 AM

Well done, sir.
I’m sure it was received with great joy!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 02-16-2016 04:03 AM

Thanks Monte…..

Bob, I never trash a box elder without cutting it open first…..

William, she’s always had a fancy for some box elder…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#8 posted 02-16-2016 04:24 AM

Very nice, great wood.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#9 posted 02-16-2016 04:40 AM

Looks good Marty

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#10 posted 02-16-2016 06:05 AM

Very nice, Marty. Carved purpleheart rosebud is very VERY nice! Great color in both. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 02-16-2016 06:59 AM

If picture worth 1000 words, than real gift must worth 1000 times more. Beautiful shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 02-16-2016 01:37 PM

Very nice Marty. I like your creativity.

-- What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about?

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#13 posted 02-16-2016 01:57 PM

Unique

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#14 posted 02-16-2016 04:16 PM

now that will get ya outa the dog house , its awesome

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 02-16-2016 04:47 PM

This is a beautiful piece and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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