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Project by BrentB posted 07-19-2016 05:59 PM 1122 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 6×4x3 Oak Burl box I made for my Dad for Christmas last year. It is finished with Blonde Shellac using the French Polishing technique. I haven’t known my Dad very long. I was adopted. I was fortunate enough to meet him and develop a relationship. I also have two new younger brothers. My Dad’s name is James and interestingly my first name is also James.

Anyway, we all have a passion for wood and especially burl wood. My newfound youngest brother has a son that was at a youth gathering associated with his church. He noticed someone had thrown an interesting branch from the wood pile into the campfire. He recognized it as a large burl about the size of a bowling ball wrapped around a branch and quickly removed it from the flames. You can see some minor charring.

He gave it to my Dad because he knew my Dad was coming to see me. I have a 17” band saw and he wanted me to resaw some it for him. Below is a thin slice.

I cut several slices about 3/8” thick. We were absolutely stunned at the beauty of the grain. Before my Dad left that weekend he told me to keep a few slices for myself. To this day I’m not sure what happened to the rest of that burl. My Dad isn’t sure either. So I took what I had and made him a box. After all these years it turned out to be the first thing I ever made for my dad. Below is a picture before I started the finishing process.

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.





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#1 posted 07-19-2016 06:22 PM

красавец!!!

-- Саша

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#2 posted 07-19-2016 08:22 PM

The wood is beautiful and so is the box. Nice work.

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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#3 posted 07-19-2016 09:03 PM

Thanks Charles…appreciate the kudos.

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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#4 posted 07-19-2016 11:37 PM

Wow!

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#5 posted 07-20-2016 04:08 AM

That was a great save and a great box.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#6 posted 07-20-2016 08:19 AM

Love it, work of art!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-20-2016 12:45 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys!!

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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#8 posted 07-20-2016 03:46 PM

very nice I know your dad was proud to receive such a beautiful box made by his son. Congratulations

-- Howard, Maryland USA

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#9 posted 07-20-2016 04:12 PM

Thanks Howard

-- Brent, Johnson County Texas......Resawing is like a box of chocolates, ya never know what you're gonna get.

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#11 posted 07-20-2016 08:33 PM

Very nice.

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#12 posted 07-21-2016 05:51 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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