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Burl ring box for niece's wedding

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Project by Scott Landry posted 08-17-2016 05:54 PM 1606 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from a large Chechen burl purchased at wood craft. Finished with shellac and polished all the way to 15k grit then waxed. I’m most pleased with the finish.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.





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#1 posted 08-17-2016 06:15 PM

FABULOUS!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 08-17-2016 06:19 PM

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#3 posted 08-17-2016 06:34 PM

Beautiful.

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#4 posted 08-17-2016 10:46 PM

FANTASTIC! I worked in retail selling fine jewelry for 10 years, we ALWAYS had customers asking for fancier boxes than the white “leatherette” ones we had. They even offered to pay for better boxes but we had no clue as to where to find them. I’m sure this will become a family heirloom. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 08-17-2016 11:24 PM

that burl wood is stunning and so is that box im sure they will be very happy with the result,great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 08-18-2016 12:15 AM

Stunning!

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 08-18-2016 05:14 AM


Stunning!

- Gary


thanks guys and Gary just to let you know, i stumbled upon my love of burl from you pen turners. Thanks for that. We had to wait for the wood to do what it wanted with every step of this project and then sand it flat and true. Hope it is done moving and will stay put.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#8 posted 08-18-2016 08:23 AM

Wow love this, amazing wood and great job!

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

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#9 posted 08-18-2016 10:29 AM

Absolutely stunning, beautifully finished box.
Amazing how nature produces something so wonderful from what is basically an imperfection.
Have you noticed that the shadow cast by your little kid holding the Burl is Heart-Shaped ?
Quite apt given the nature of the gift, was it set up or pure chance ?

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#10 posted 08-18-2016 12:51 PM

Wow. That’s something I would have never noticed. Thanks.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#11 posted 08-18-2016 02:05 PM

looks great

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#12 posted 08-18-2016 02:27 PM

Really outstanding! Well done.

-- Cindy in Seattle, http://visionationwoodworking.com

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#14 posted 08-19-2016 02:26 AM

Great choice of timber given justice with a better finish.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 08-19-2016 10:45 AM

Amazing piece of wood and terrific execution on your side. She should love it!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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