Burl box

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Project by tomd posted 1407 days ago 1634 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box, 5 1/2×5 1/2” x 3”H, Elm burl over 1/4” MDF, home made banding and shellac finish.

-- Tom D

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#1 posted 1407 days ago

Home made banding! This looks very nice…and that burl is gourgeous!

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

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#2 posted 1407 days ago

Hi Tom,
Nice to get up this morning and find a nice little burl box! It’s a shame that so many folks feel that veneering a box is intimidating. They’re missing out on a huge world of beautiful options not possible in solid wood. Keep makin’ them and perhaps more folks will give it a try. (Plus, the little box is a great way to use that single really good sheet of veneer laying around!) What woods are in the banding? Nice color contrast. And, the little slide latch is a good choice when the box seems a little too small for a regular lock. Makes me think of ways to use the forgotten ones in my hardware box.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 1407 days ago

That elm burl is very showy. A beautiful combination, and the banding does not overwhelm the finished box. Nice!


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#4 posted 1407 days ago

Nice colors in the banding. Good burl veneer. One really has to be careful with the placement of banding containing and kind of detail.

-- Randy, Oakdale, Ca.

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#5 posted 1407 days ago

Another great Box Tom

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1406 days ago

hi great little box love the banding and burl is very nice


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#7 posted 1406 days ago

Great work!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 1406 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- Christina, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 1406 days ago

Very nice, it must take a real steady hand for some of that beautiful banding, nice job, I agree with the veneering, it is a great way to expand your choices.

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 1406 days ago

Another beautiful piece of woodworking Tom. You sure know how to make the wood stand out! The banding is, as always, wonderful. Thanks for the post!

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

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