Spalted Burl Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 06-18-2016 02:59 PM 987 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

June, 2016—This box was cut out using the band saw. It measures 4-inches by 4-inches by 3-inches. It was an odd looking chunk of wood from my log pile. I believe it is a live oak burl with some spalting. I used the Waterlox (oil base) finish on this, and applied approximately 15 coats! And then finished it off with some paste wax on the outside and black flocking on the inside.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 06-18-2016 04:10 PM

That is a really nice looking box and woodgrain as well Art. Better keep the location of your log pile a secret. I would love to raid it for treasures like the one you found!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 06-18-2016 04:41 PM

Very nice, I love the “scrap” pile wood.

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#3 posted 06-18-2016 06:44 PM

I love the beautiful rustic wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 06-18-2016 07:00 PM

You did a really nice job. Also if you have wood like that on your wood pile I am going to go thru it once you are asleep.

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 06-19-2016 03:55 AM

Very unusual but nice shape. Wood looks awesome.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 06-19-2016 06:28 AM

Treasure from the wood pile, great work!

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#7 posted 06-19-2016 01:47 PM

Great job of bringing out the inner beauty of the log. Definitely a favorite, I love the simplicity and natural (asymmetrical) shape. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 06-20-2016 02:13 AM

fabulous box!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 06-20-2016 10:44 AM

Super nice Art

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#10 posted 06-20-2016 01:23 PM

Another nice one Art.

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#11 posted 06-20-2016 05:03 PM

Man o Man, how can anybody not like that. Well done!!!

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#12 posted 06-25-2016 02:52 PM

Beautiful! How do you get the lid to stay in place? Is there a flange or tongue? Can you post a pic of the underside of the lid?

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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#13 posted 06-26-2016 01:36 AM

Thank you all so much for the many wonderful comments. Here is a photo of the underside of the lid. In the construction process, once the inside is cut out with the band saw, a slice of that inside is cut and glued to the bottom of the lid. Since it is glued exactly where it was cut off, the fit is always perfect. Or at least near-perfect.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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