Spalted Black Walnut Burl and Sycamore Box

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Project by robert triplett posted 04-03-2011 08:50 AM 4006 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I took a trip to Oregon Burls and got this Walnut Burl from Greg. I had bought the Sycamore on the internet and was waiting for some complimentary wood for a top. I finally put the two together. 9” x 6” x 6”. A quick wash with BLO and then Watco Danish Oil. The second box has a top of Madrone Burl from Greg. It was a fun trip! The box is Claro Walnut and the bottom is Redwood Burl. Kind of a little surprise when you open it. 6” x 6” x 6”. BLO and Watco Danish Oil. These were made to sell and I used my usual mitered corners and miter keys because it is fast for me. I still haven’t used my Leigh Dovetail Jig!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 04-03-2011 10:54 AM

Nice Job(s) Robert!! That burl-wood is outrageous!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 04-03-2011 10:56 AM

Very nice – I agree the burl wood is great

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 01:00 PM

Be still my heart, that walnut burl, I think I’m in love.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#4 posted 04-03-2011 01:47 PM

very nice…...

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#5 posted 04-03-2011 03:49 PM

Nice work Robert, could use a few board ft. of that choice lumber myself…BC

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#6 posted 04-03-2011 03:52 PM

A pair of beauties, the burl is spectacular!

-- Smitty

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#7 posted 04-03-2011 04:46 PM

great looken boxes the burl sets them off very nicely.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#8 posted 04-03-2011 05:49 PM

Well done ! The woods are beautiful and you’ve inspired me to make some boxes with small pieces of figured wood that I’ve been saving : )

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#9 posted 04-03-2011 05:59 PM

that is some of the prettiest wood I think I’ve ever seen! Fantastic job.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 04-03-2011 09:02 PM

That burl wood is indeed special. Thanks for sharing it. Nice work.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#11 posted 04-03-2011 09:05 PM

awesome looking wood, nice work

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#12 posted 04-03-2011 09:48 PM

Beautiful. Walnut burl is one of my favorites.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 04-03-2011 10:02 PM

Beautiful burl nicely contrasted by some good quarter sawn Sycamore, nice.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#14 posted 04-04-2011 12:55 AM

Very sharp looking boxes, yes, the burl is fantastic looking, clean lines show off natures best, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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