Never enough boxes!!

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Project by robert triplett posted 08-07-2010 06:28 AM 2430 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 now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 08-07-2010 06:36 AM

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

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#2 posted 08-07-2010 07:07 AM

gorgeous wood

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

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#3 posted 08-07-2010 07:13 AM

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

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#4 posted 08-07-2010 08:29 AM

one word…

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#5 posted 08-07-2010 08:59 AM

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

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#6 posted 08-07-2010 09:51 AM

Beautiful work!

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#7 posted 08-07-2010 11:16 AM

Yes beautiful work.
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#8 posted 08-07-2010 11:24 AM

Gorgeous, that about sums it up, just gorgeous.

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#9 posted 08-07-2010 11:54 AM

Got to love that quilting…

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#10 posted 08-07-2010 12:16 PM

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.

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#11 posted 08-07-2010 01:34 PM

Very nice looking box!

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#12 posted 08-07-2010 03:11 PM

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

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#13 posted 08-07-2010 03:19 PM

Really nice job!

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#14 posted 08-07-2010 03:33 PM


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#15 posted 08-07-2010 03:43 PM

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

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