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Project by ca8920 posted 12-07-2016 02:03 AM 1209 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some keepsake boxes I made as Christmas gifts for family members. Woods used were Alder for the lids, Mahogany, and Walnut. The lids were decorated with a Fractal Lichtenberg burner and the insides were coated with blue flocking.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch





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AshTheArtist

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#1 posted 12-07-2016 03:03 AM

WOW!! they came out really nice. Best part is – no two will ever be alike. Did you treat the lids with something before applying electrodes? Im aware of technique but never heard of that burner. Where did you get it?

-- Ash @ touchwoodarts

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ca8920

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#2 posted 12-07-2016 03:45 AM

Ash, I work at The Woodworking Source in Reno, NV. We sell them, Lichtenberg Burners by Conestoga Works.


WOW!! they came out really nice. Best part is – no two will ever be alike. Did you treat the lids with something before applying electrodes? Im aware of technique but never heard of that burner. Where did you get it?

- AshTheArtist


-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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#3 posted 12-07-2016 06:03 AM

Those are great looking gift boxes.

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ccraven

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#4 posted 12-07-2016 06:36 AM

Very nice gift boxes….

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 01:30 PM

Beautiful work Chris! And thanks for the YouTube on fractal burning! I enjoyed seeing how you do this!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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Roger

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#6 posted 12-07-2016 02:25 PM

Very slick. Luvin those tops

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 12-07-2016 04:02 PM

Family members will be thrilled with those.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 12-07-2016 04:05 PM

Pretty amaizing and awesome gifts! I would prefer boxes over content.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Blake Haskins

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#9 posted 12-07-2016 04:50 PM

pretty good burns you got, what kind of machine do you have?

My urns were alright but very different (very scattered) i just trialed and error-ed till i got good results. here is a video i made about my homemade one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m26c7GqBJPM

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ca8920

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#10 posted 12-07-2016 06:26 PM

Play around with the baking soda content of the water you apply to the wood and make sure it penetrates the wood. With these alder lids I used 1.5 tablespoons off baking soda per 8 oz of water and let the water soak in for about 20 minutes. The wood was only a quarter inch thick and started to warp so I had to clamp then for several days until they dried out.


pretty good burns you got, what kind of machine do you have?

My urns were alright but very different (very scattered) i just trialed and error-ed till i got good results. here is a video i made about my homemade one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m26c7GqBJPM

- haskins


-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch

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