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Manzanita Burl Box

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Project by Blake posted 11-29-2007 08:21 PM 4592 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another older project from last year (I am still getting caught up with the posting).

I bought the Manzanita burl at a lumber store which specializes in hardwoods and exotic stuff. I bandsawed the sides and bottom square, cut the top off, and simply drilled out the inside with a forstner bit. A thin disk made from a scrap of Padauk is glued to the underside of the lid to keep it snuggly in place. A little epoxy was injected here and there to keep it from falling apart with all the cracks/voids. I gave it to my grandma and she keeps potpourri in it (since it allows the scent to escape). Oiled.

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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 11-29-2007 08:28 PM

well, who’da thought.. oh right.. Blake would!!
very cool.
Fascinating and beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 11-29-2007 08:39 PM

Nice hunk of wood!

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

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mot

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#3 posted 11-29-2007 08:52 PM

That’s pretty cool!

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

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#4 posted 11-29-2007 09:49 PM

Very pretty box! It has some real character.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 11-29-2007 09:58 PM

Nice piece of burl Blake. I like the way you made the box. I am sure Grandma will treasure it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dadoo

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#6 posted 11-29-2007 10:55 PM

Pretty cool, Blake!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#7 posted 11-29-2007 11:17 PM

Now, this is my sort of thing – really nice. Lucky grandma! How big is it Blake?

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

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Hemperor

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#8 posted 11-29-2007 11:53 PM

Burl from what ? Maple ? Ash ? The Burl Plant ? HaHaHa, NOT. Definately something worth remembering ….... and it make’z Burl-Hunting a priority, right after looking for bent/hurt “cane” tree’z …... and farm wire twistie tree’z ….. I’ll have to post a picture of that one collected by my GrandFather ….. just a tree that twisted or look’z like it did because of ? post and nail or ? Who care’z ? I love your Burl——Box-of-Love ….. imagine if it could be a Legal-Tender Box for the OLD Family Doktor ….... not anymore …... USDA 1942 WW2 movie “Hemp for Victory” is now 3,000% percent profit-ratio NYLON for Columbus …. he wisheszzz … that would PLEAZE the Queen …...

-- If RogerRichard.dum 'z BourkeEngine.dum used Hemp4Fuel.dum in a HempCar.orgy in OUR LifeAfterTheOilCrash.nutty ,we wouldn't need 1938 Popular Mechanic's at JackHerer.dum , yet ???

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#9 posted 11-29-2007 11:58 PM

Really fine work and ingeneuity, Blake. You have a really good eye for the possibilties in things. don’t lose it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 11-30-2007 12:08 AM

Blake’z Burl Box …..... the Gift of Life …....

-- If RogerRichard.dum 'z BourkeEngine.dum used Hemp4Fuel.dum in a HempCar.orgy in OUR LifeAfterTheOilCrash.nutty ,we wouldn't need 1938 Popular Mechanic's at JackHerer.dum , yet ???

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#11 posted 11-30-2007 12:13 AM

Huh ? How much did they charge you ? By weight or size ???

-- If RogerRichard.dum 'z BourkeEngine.dum used Hemp4Fuel.dum in a HempCar.orgy in OUR LifeAfterTheOilCrash.nutty ,we wouldn't need 1938 Popular Mechanic's at JackHerer.dum , yet ???

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Chip

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#12 posted 11-30-2007 05:13 AM

Another beaut. I like that each box you make you seem to approach with completely different design, joinery, etc. Always creatively. Thanks for the post.

(Hmmmm, I thought Timothy Leary passed away ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#13 posted 11-30-2007 05:15 AM

Great Box Blake. What size is the hole (Forstner bit that you used).

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#14 posted 12-01-2007 02:10 PM

Really cool Blake… Almost looks like a wooden meteorite!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 12-02-2007 07:03 PM

I like your style, rustic, natural and of coarse I cant pass up any burl.
Ron

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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