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Oak Burl Box with Manzanita Accent

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Project by calisdad posted 12-06-2017 12:43 AM 362 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me some oak burl from a tree that died in his yard so I decided to make him a memento. I added some manzanita from my yard. Really like the way they complement each other. It’s not real easy to find usable manzanita without cracks but it’s one of the hardest woods I’ve worked with. The oak burl has a mind of it’s own and itself very hard. You can’t just cut it- you have to sneak up on it. – enjoy





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#1 posted 12-06-2017 02:31 AM

The result sure turned out pretty. Your friend should thoroughly enjoy the memento.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#2 posted 12-06-2017 05:00 AM

That Burl is awesome looking, you did a great job with it!

-- Frank, Washington State, https://www.youtube.com/user/franktha4th

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#3 posted 12-06-2017 05:01 AM

Thanks Dave & Frank.
It was a fun little project.

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#4 posted 12-06-2017 07:39 AM

Beautiful oriental style – I like those corners and top handle.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-06-2017 02:48 PM

Great memento and you did a fine job!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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calisdad

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#6 posted 12-06-2017 02:49 PM

Thanks Drew and majuvla.
Interesting comment. I wasn’t trying to make it look oriental but I guess it does favor that style.
I was intending to use a piece of deer antler for the handle but at the last minute I didn’t like the look so I just made one.

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#7 posted 12-08-2017 11:44 PM

That’s a beautiful box—love that burl! I’ll bet he really appreciates it!

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

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