Elm Burl and Walnut box, plus

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Project by robert triplett posted 12-16-2011 07:56 AM 1729 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Walnut jewelry box with a top of Elm burl and Walnut. It has maple miter Keys. There are divided spaces in the bottom and a tray in the top half. It is about 8” square and 6” tall. I was going to use the small block of Elm Burl for a box, but decided to use it for tops instead, mainly due to the cost of the burl, but it makes nice tops. Watco Danish oil. It sold at the first show , 2 days after finishing it. Quick views of 3 other boxes. Canarywood with a Padauk and Curly Maple top. The Maple didn’t seem to pick up the Padauk color, but the picture looks like it did. The next is some figure Jotoba with a top of Jotoba framing some Maple Burl. John Ormsby in Sacramento sold some nice wood to me and I am saving it for box tops. I also got some nice maple from Harold Gallios in Magalia, Ca. He is making some nice heart boxes and I hope he joins here to show them off. The last box has some Redwood from Mendocino. The top is very Curly. I have shown some of this wood before. The box wood was from a stump salvaged in the 80’s. In 1949 the tree was felled and a 9” tall stump was left Very tight growth rings. I traded a box to a local guy for a 2×6-9” long of this wood. All with Watco Danish Oil. Having lots of fun in the shop. No more shows until at least May!! Lots of time to play and be productive. Sure beats watching TV.

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

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 10:20 AM

Great looking box. I especially like the elm burl you used. I’ve been building Christmas presents with some elm this week.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 06:19 AM

All very nice boxes, great wood! I like the redwood, but then I’m very conservative.

-- Smitty

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