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Some completed bandsaw burl boxes

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Project by gurnie posted 04-14-2011 04:32 PM 2122 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought i would share some big leaf maple burl boxes I have completed. Some are sold and some are still for sale on my store. I really like making these. they have been fairly popular on my etsy website ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham/ ), and smaller ones have sold pretty well at craft shows.

I couldn’t link them all but here’s one more:

anyways i thought i’d share some recent projects. there’s a commissioned harmonica case i am working on as well that i will post when it is finished

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog





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deucefour

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#1 posted 04-14-2011 05:04 PM

Very simple and beautiful, did you remove the wax that they coat the outside with? and if so how?

Robert

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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gurnie

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#2 posted 04-14-2011 05:47 PM

Robert,
These weren’t coated with wax. they air dry naturally. Normally when i buy a burl it takes another 6 months of drying before i work on it (according to the shop rules, no green wood allowed).

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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FunkadelicAlex

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#3 posted 04-14-2011 07:05 PM

Thats really cool and unique.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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Time2beupinAZ

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#4 posted 04-14-2011 08:12 PM

Those look great. Nice work there.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 10:09 PM

nice work with some awesome wood nearly impossiple to see what it is when closed correct
thankĀ“s for sharing :-)

take care
Dennis

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Joedcatman

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#6 posted 04-15-2011 07:06 AM

Wow! these are really nice. I too like working with big leaf maple but prefer to work it green on the lathe and wait to see what shape they morph into.

-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.

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gurnie

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#7 posted 04-15-2011 04:57 PM

I <3 big leaf maple.

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 04-15-2011 05:10 PM

Really, really nice! What’s your method for holding the lid on and aligned?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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gurnie

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#9 posted 04-15-2011 05:14 PM

I bandsaw both the top and bottom off, then I use a scroll saw to gut the middle. Then i tape the top back to the gutted middle and trace around the cut out portion (i do the trace after i have finished rough sanding the middle). Then i glue back the bottom. Then i slice a portion off of that middle i removed and glue it into the trace line. voila – fits.

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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S2artDesigns

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#10 posted 08-05-2011 09:06 PM

I LOVE THESE! I have one already but I NEED more. hahaha Great work! Beautiful boxes.

-- Visit my Etsy site to see my burl wood jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/S2ArtDesigns?ref=si_shop

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gurnie

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#11 posted 08-05-2011 09:08 PM

Thank you!!! I love making these two. I have about 5 huge chunks of burl sitting, slowly drying. they’ll be ready by the end of the month (been waiting over 6 months!)

-- Please visit my Etsy site, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cgurnham or http://www.christinagurnham.com You can also follow me on my artfire blog: http://www.artfire.com/users/cgurnham/blog

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