3 More Andy Palm Boxes #2 Maple Burl

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Project by Karson posted 12-29-2010 10:40 PM 1672 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from Big Leaf Maple Burl that I bought 5-8 Years ago. I resawed the burl and was planning to make some clocks. That was not done and this wood was just laying around “So you snoose you Lose”.

The front and back is figured Sapele and the ends are Cherry.

The burl was big enough to give me 3 1/2” slices and each slice will have enough for about 7-8 tops. So I should be able to make a few more of these if I desire.

It is finished with Brazillian Rosewood Nut Oil (Penofin). I wanted to try the Deft Lacquar but the temp of the shop wouldn’t allow it. This oil dried fine.

I want to thank Andy for the Tutorial and some tips on making these boxes. The wood on this box is all 3/8” thick except for the top. It’s a little thicker.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 10:53 PM

Again, beautiful piece. Thickness is well proportioned to size of box. Apparently, your scrap wood pile is much better than Pat’s. I need to get over to your place.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 10:56 PM

You really have some nice wood rat holed away Karson. Beautiful box.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 10:56 PM

Beautiful work Karson! I always wondered what that maple burl was good for ;-)) Nice demo!!

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

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#4 posted 12-29-2010 11:04 PM

with scraps like this
i need to get over to your shop too lol

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 12-30-2010 12:50 AM

I think the wood is shown off much nicer here as a box than as a clock, but maybe that’s because you could actually hold the box and admire it up close as opposed to showing a clock on a wall or shelf. Beautifully done!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 12-30-2010 01:49 AM

Wow, that’s a beautiful piece of Maple!

Very nice box.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 12-30-2010 03:08 AM

Love those modified butt ends…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 12-30-2010 03:21 AM

Ditto what Lee said!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 12-30-2010 03:58 AM

Now thats what I call a nice box.

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

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#10 posted 12-30-2010 05:36 AM

Wow, that is gorgeous. Definitely my favorite so far. I love it.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#11 posted 12-30-2010 05:39 AM

wowser sooo nice . Your cranking these out one and hour. Like all your work Karson super job.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 12-30-2010 06:35 AM

This is my favorite of the lot I think. Beautiful wood and lines. Elegant. Excellent job Karson.

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

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#13 posted 12-30-2010 06:45 AM

Fantastic piece of burl on the top. Beaautiful wood always makes a great project look even greater…Very nice.

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#14 posted 12-30-2010 03:30 PM

That Maple Burl is Beautiful! And of course so is your workmanship!

thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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