some more boxes

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Project by robert triplett posted 10-11-2011 02:03 AM 1194 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

A few boxes for a small Chili cookoff and craft fair. My fellow teacher is on the board of the local Lands and Trails Trust. This is their big fund raiser. I didn’t have much left after summer shows so I rushed to make these boxes. First is a Big Leaf Maple Burl box with a different type of Maple Burl for the top. About 6’ square. The wood for the sides came from Bill Hood in Washington. He sells wood here sometimes and this was a nice chunk from him, 7’ x 7’ 30”. It will make a lot of boxes. The top came from a guy in Chico who cuts local wood. The second box is also maple Burl that was given to me by a local guy. It was one of two slabs that were rotting away in his yard. I had to stabilize a lot of worm tracks, but it has some nice burl clusters. The top is some quilted Maple. Also about 6’ square. The third box is some Redwood from Santa Cruz. (Hey, Larry, I need more!) The top is some old Redwood I got in Arcata, CA. About 10’ x 10’ x 6’. All finished with Watco Danish Oil. All pretty simple construction with mitered corners and keys. As you can tell, I look for nice wood where ever I go.

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

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 02:41 AM

Beautiful boxes Robert!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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