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Project by Karson posted 1302 days ago 1491 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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dustyal

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#1 posted 1302 days ago

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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Max

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#2 posted 1302 days ago

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

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1302 days ago

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

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

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patron

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#4 posted 1302 days ago

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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mmh

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#5 posted 1302 days ago

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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 1302 days ago

Wow, that’s a beautiful piece of Maple!

Very nice box.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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jack1

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#7 posted 1302 days ago

Love those modified butt ends…

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

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lew

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#8 posted 1302 days ago

Ditto what Lee said!!

Lew

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

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 1302 days ago

Now thats what I call a nice box.

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

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Vicki

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#10 posted 1302 days ago

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

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1302 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chip

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#12 posted 1302 days ago

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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#13 posted 1302 days ago

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

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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sedcokid

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#14 posted 1302 days ago

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

thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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