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Project by bushmaster posted 06-20-2017 05:25 PM 956 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its been awhile since I have posted a project as I am thousands of miles from home at my grand daughters Gr. 8 graduation. This Box is a combination of Black Walnut and Birch. Quite simple construction.
Laminating the Walnut to the birch allowed me to make the box out of one small board of walnut I was saving for something special, and it is going to someone special.

The top piece was fractal burned, inset and epoxy finish poured on it to give a super smooth nice finished top. The rest was done with WOP.

She thought the box was GRAND.

I put together a short video, on some considerations that I do when I glue a Box together, and thenI brings to your attention a sawblade I use on the table saw, that I have found a joy to use for boxes and a number of other things. then away to not have to use so many clamps, a brilliant idea as some of you already know. Here is a link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOwMrwhqles

Comments appreciated. Thanks for looking

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-20-2017 05:28 PM

Very awesome, looks like a happy customer.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-20-2017 05:59 PM

Beautiful piece Brian, and it looks like she likes it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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kiefer

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#3 posted 06-20-2017 06:01 PM

Beautiful box Brian !
The top is just awesome looking of like trees and the little girl looks like she is totally impressed with your gift .
I will have to somehow try this burning method and use it on one of my future boxes it just fascinates me .
I also watched your video but I don’t see the part where you did the epoxy coating .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#4 posted 06-20-2017 06:07 PM

Very nice!

M

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#5 posted 06-20-2017 06:24 PM

I think it was a hit, nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 06-20-2017 06:26 PM

I’m always fascinated with those burning marks. Very beautiful box. Congrats on graduation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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John

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#7 posted 06-20-2017 07:06 PM

Good looking box Brian! Helpful video also. I’m sure impressed with how that burning works.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 06-20-2017 07:38 PM


Beautiful box Brian !
The top is just awesome looking of like trees and the little girl looks like she is totally impressed with your gift .
I will have to somehow try this burning method and use it on one of my future boxes it just fascinates me .
I also watched your video but I don t see the part where you did the epoxy coating .

Klaus

-Next week is the grand son’s Gr 12 graduation, I will be featuring another box and the method I use to mix epoxy, it may be a little overboard and scientific but it works every time. The burning takes abit to get it like you want it, it is not as simple as it sounds, you just see the best ones, I read and watched allot, gathered some ideas and hope to do my own video version of fractal burning. I thought I had it right after these but then tried it again and it was a flop. It was a cold day and maybe that was it, more experiments.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 06-20-2017 07:41 PM

Brian,

Everything you seem to do is over the top!

Your usual EXCELLENT WORK AGAIN!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 06-20-2017 09:47 PM

What a beautiful project! I love the top! You really did an outstanding job on it! <3

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 06-20-2017 11:18 PM

Very beautiful and she loves it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 06-21-2017 12:21 AM

What lovely keepsake for her, made with lots of love and fine craftsmanship…well done Brian.

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

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#13 posted 06-21-2017 02:22 AM

Beautiful box and as always you are a good teacher.

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

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#14 posted 06-21-2017 04:54 AM

Brian, that is truly stunning.
Fabulous result and One happy Special Person.

Bob

-- 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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#15 posted 06-21-2017 11:11 AM

This is a beautiful box and so nicely done and it’s a wonderful eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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