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Project by robert triplett posted 1434 days ago 1955 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a box made by Edward83 that was a combination of Purple Heart and Maple. I had planed some of the Big Leaf Maple that I got from fellow Lumberjock John Ormsby in Sacramento. I had the Purple heart. I had to do it. I changed the details a bit. His has a smoother look. I had decided on sloping the sides of the top and then saw Blackcherry’s beveled top and I was off. I used my sander as I did with the Urn I had just built and I beveled away. Probably easier on the table saw! BLO as a first wash and then 2 coats of Danish Oil. The Maple turned really dark, but shows a lot of figure. I used the same wood, but different sections of the board, for these other tops for different boxes. I made 10 boxes in the last week. plus some cutting boards. My wife is in New York and I can neglect everything else. I am enjoying my time off from school. Three more weeks! OH, use the zoom feature to really see the figure in the wood.
Thanks, Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!





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Kindlingmaker

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#1 posted 1434 days ago

Wow you have done well with this box and the use of the wood and grain is perfect!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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twokidsnosleep

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#2 posted 1434 days ago

gorgeous wood

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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Edward83

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#3 posted 1434 days ago

oooooh that came out excellent! The top is brilliant looking. I agree, never enough boxes!

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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jjempson

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#4 posted 1434 days ago

one word…...sexy

-- jjempson

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TJ65

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#5 posted 1434 days ago

wow thats a lovely box, good combination of wood too.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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Jesse

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#6 posted 1434 days ago

Beautiful work!

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mafe

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#7 posted 1434 days ago

Yes beautiful work.
When I see the posts here on LJ, I sometimes think if we will be called the box generation in the future…
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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OttoH

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#8 posted 1434 days ago

Gorgeous, that about sums it up, just gorgeous.

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degoose

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#9 posted 1434 days ago

Got to love that quilting…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Triumph1

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#10 posted 1433 days ago

Wow…this finished piece is beautiful. Welcome to the highly addictive world of box making! Great job on this box. The woods go wonderful together! I am also a severe sucker for the quilted:-) Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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majuvla

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#11 posted 1433 days ago

Very nice looking box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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blackcherry

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#12 posted 1433 days ago

Plenty of eye candy on this one, I like it all from top to bottom…BC

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rowdy

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#13 posted 1433 days ago

Really nice job!

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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WoodenFrog

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#14 posted 1433 days ago

VERY BEAUTIFUL!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Scott Bryan

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#15 posted 1433 days ago

Robert, this is a gorgeous box. You chose a nice wood combination and the figure in the maple is wonderful.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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