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Project by Dan posted 09-07-2016 05:47 PM 1300 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The lid is actually Amboyna Burl, and also the ends of the smaller box ring holders. The rest is Makamong (Afzelia burl) including the bottoms. 24 hour epoxy was used for adhesive.

The joinery is mortise and tenon on the big and little boxes. Big box bottom is in dado and little box bottoms are press fit in. Rings are fit into black velvet fit which is wrapped around modified Nerf foam bullets. It works quite well and they are removable too.

Project before last I made one of these and it received many positive comments from people at the wedding it was part of. So I made another one, this one a little better, and more being made.

Sanding sealer, four or five coats of poly with mineral spirits and beeswax for the finish.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...





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MrLaughingbrook

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 05:57 PM

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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Dan

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#2 posted 09-07-2016 07:44 PM

Thanks MrLaughingbrook, I was checking out your projects. You make some excellent boxes!

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 09-07-2016 10:02 PM

That’s a beautiful rings box! I really like the accenting the sapwood provides—very striking!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 09-07-2016 10:36 PM

Thanks Dean!

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 11:41 PM

I love that wood. With wood that pretty a simple design is all you need, anything else would take away from the beauty of it.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#6 posted 09-08-2016 12:29 AM

Thanks Don, couldn’t agree more!

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#7 posted 09-08-2016 03:40 AM

The boxes are great. I’ve never heard of this wood before – but I thinks it’s gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 09-08-2016 03:58 AM

Thanks Betsy!

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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splintergroup

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#9 posted 09-08-2016 01:24 PM

Wow, that burl is incredible and the box is the perfect item to showcase it with.

I bet you get invited to plenty of more weddings!

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Dan

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#10 posted 09-08-2016 02:00 PM

Thanks splintergroup!

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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#11 posted 09-08-2016 05:20 PM

That really turned out great. Nice job. I also have never heard of that wood. Must be great when you get pieces like that.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 09-08-2016 07:03 PM

Beautiful box Dan, keep it up!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Dan

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#13 posted 09-08-2016 07:31 PM

Thanks Dave! I cut up a burl that was full of wormholes. It was very expensive even with the holes.

Thanks Jerry! I clicked on your website and it was unavailable. Let me know when working. I want to check it out!

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