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Spalted maple burl box

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Project by Daren Nelson posted 10-10-2007 11:28 PM 2241 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little box for my wifes make up table for stashing lipsticks in.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/





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#1 posted 10-10-2007 11:55 PM

Very nice. What are it’s dimensions? How did you finish the inside?

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#2 posted 10-11-2007 12:15 AM

It is small, 6”long x 2 1/2”wide x 3”tall. The inside is unfinished, the outside is Tung oil and wax. I was having camera problems (flash quit) it is from this kinda burl.
maple burl

The whole ones are 30 lbs or so dry

whole maple burls

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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#3 posted 10-11-2007 12:18 AM

Great burl. I think I would find urban logging rewarding. I like treasure hunting…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 10-11-2007 12:38 AM

”I like treasure hunting…” I checked out your projects looks like to are a pen turner…a good part of my turning stock come from other peoples firewood piles (split crotchwood, spalted stock, fruitwoods…). Almost all my burls come from firewood cutters. You don’t have to be an urban “logger” to find some real jewels. Get out there and start hunting, it’s a blast.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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#5 posted 10-11-2007 01:14 AM

Wow! Great burl! Nice box from it as well!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 10-11-2007 02:42 AM

Exceptional!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 10-11-2007 02:54 AM

pretty amazing grain. do you sell your burl ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 10-11-2007 03:31 AM

Thanks, wow I guess I should post something really nice I made, this was a 2 hour project (but I am kinda proud of it, boxes are hard for me ?) I like burl, an amazing thing. I am a curly/quilted wood guy too, straight grain just does not do it for me most of the time. Add some spalt to any of the above and I am in hog heaven. I have a burl right now that is as big as a manhole cover…off a crotch, it is quilted wood covered with burls. I have posted some pictures of my wood here. I like this site, but was a little reserved at first. “Lumberjocks”, I am a lumber jock. Most woodworking sites I visit they are just “tool jocks”, a shed full of tools and they make stuff from plywood…OK I won’t rant.
Dan, I do sell lumber/burls, not here though. I just come around to check other more talented peoples work out. I am still digging through you guys/gals past posts for inspiration.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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Daren Nelson

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#9 posted 10-11-2007 01:32 PM

My plywood crack was not completely fair. 2 projects before this one Alin posted a perfect example of where it should be used. It does have a place in woodworking. I wanted to clear that up and not sound so rude. Having a sawmill just makes me more of a solid wood guy (Not many MDF trees ;)...)

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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#10 posted 10-11-2007 03:14 PM

Daren, I too am new here. (Very nice site, thank you all). I’ve been ogling over your lumber and your work (here and elsewhere). It is really nice to meet someone with so much passion. Keep us all honest on using really nice pieces of wood. Can’t say that I always will, but the push is well received.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 10-11-2007 03:45 PM

Great hunk of Mother Nature’s treasure! Beautiful box.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 10-11-2007 04:49 PM

Fantastic wood. It almost looks like marble. Welcome to Lumberjocks, Daren.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 10-11-2007 09:04 PM

Beautiful box!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 10-11-2007 09:30 PM

Delightful box Daren and that’s an amazing slice of burl (We say BURR here) you’ve posted. I look forward to your future posts. I, too, enjoy working with ‘reject’ wood.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#15 posted 10-14-2007 07:23 AM

Darren, you are relatively new to LJ’s – welcome, by the way – so you may not know that I just love small wooden boxes. This is a terrific hunk of wood. I cannot think of a better use for it than this sweet box.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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