3 More Andy Palm Boxes #3 Maple Burl

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Project by Karson posted 1337 days ago 2011 views 3 times favorited 16 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

The front and back is Goncalo Alves and the ends are Cherry.

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’m a little concerned about the size of the top. I left all of the burl sections on the front but it overhangs 1 1/16” at the widest spot.

It’s impressive when you look at the top but when you look at the total box it overwhems it.

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

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#1 posted 1337 days ago

I for one am overwhelmed by the variety of these boxes.. especially the burl lids…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1337 days ago

Very cool… the Burl goes great with the other woods.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 1337 days ago

Thats a beauty. great way to preserve that natural edge in a different way

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 1337 days ago

Nice use of the burl, like the natural edge.

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

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#5 posted 1337 days ago

Love that live edge burl!!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 1337 days ago

Talk about one of a kind… Great boxes!

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

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#7 posted 1337 days ago

I think the natural edge makes this “one of a kind” and just adds more interest to the piece.


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

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#8 posted 1337 days ago

You just gave me an idea for left over burl Karson. nice job.

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

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#9 posted 1337 days ago

Nice box…takin g a walk on the wild side!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 1337 days ago

More gems Karson. The natural edges look beautiful to me. Nicely done.

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

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#11 posted 1336 days ago

Very nice Karson.

It looks perfect.

If the top were plain wood, it would overwhelm it.

With Burl there aint no rules.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 1336 days ago

This box is Gorgeous!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#13 posted 1336 days ago

I simply love it!
Best thoughts and happy newyear to you and yours,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 1336 days ago

Karson….I think that this box is your best!!!!!!!!! The lid/top is its best feature. THe bark edge i s what sts it apart from the others. Beautiful on all of them. How about a workshop on these3 boxex??



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#15 posted 1336 days ago

I made mention at our last executive meeting that someone asked about a workshop on them.

Im in, not a problem.

I was thinking that the Shaker toothpick might help on the glue-ups so that we could get done in 1 day.

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

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