Simple Keepsake Box, Fractal Burned Design in top

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Project by bushmaster posted 12-31-2016 06:11 AM 3226 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter and grand daughter came to spend Christmas with us, and will going home with a simple box for her crayons etc. The fractal burning was done on birch, when I was in the experimental stage of my previous post. The top was inset and then epoxy finish poured over the top. It hard to take a picture that shows the effect it has on the fractal burned designs. Slick and smooth and glistens in the light. It really sets the design and box off. The sidses are stained birch, inside the top is flocked, the rest of the box is finished with a spray can finish..
Following pictures is taken with a flash.. Color is somewhere between the two,

Thanks for looking, comments are appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 12-31-2016 06:35 AM

You da man, that is really lovely.
Love the burns.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 12-31-2016 07:11 AM

Beautiful effect Brian. I’m sure that will be a prized possession.
Nice idea of using the epoxy coating.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 12-31-2016 09:01 AM

Every time new motive made with electricity, awesome gift.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-31-2016 09:39 AM

Really beautiful, Brian. (Or, mebbees, it should be spelled “BRAIN”).

-- Mark

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#5 posted 12-31-2016 11:17 AM

Brian, I like the effect of the burning. On a future box you might consider putting this effect on both sides of the top if the burn is not too deep. That way you could see a design when the box is open. Remember the inside image is installed upside down from the outside image.

I am sure the kids will love the box you made them.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 12-31-2016 11:17 AM

Pretty awesome. They should love them.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-31-2016 11:17 AM

Superb gift Brian for your granddaughter, a keepsake treasure that’ll become a family heirloom..

Hoping you are keeping warm in the cold north…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#8 posted 12-31-2016 01:47 PM

That fractal burning reminds me of fresh bare trees in the fall. Beautiful work.

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

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#9 posted 12-31-2016 02:56 PM

Now there is a box that can never be copied! The best thing is she will probably always have that box close at hand.

The wood you used on the lid seems very apt for burning, amazing detail in the “branches”. What wood did you use?

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#10 posted 12-31-2016 03:31 PM

beautiful work

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#11 posted 12-31-2016 05:18 PM

Nice work Brian.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#12 posted 12-31-2016 06:21 PM

Great work.

You keep making it harder and harder for the rest of us too look good!

Is the boot one you carved or is it one from the east of you?

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#13 posted 12-31-2016 07:07 PM

SPLINTERGROUP Wood used on the top is birch also. I use it for almost everything as I cut it from MY property. Other wood here in the north is hard to get and expensive. The next box or boxes I do with fractal burning I plan to use a nice hardwood. The epoxy filled top really looks great, smooth and sparkly with lots of depth.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#15 posted 12-31-2016 08:53 PM

The burning makes me think of very detailed trees as well Brian. Nice result!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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