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Project by robert triplett posted 12-16-2011 08:30 AM 1898 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut out the parts for around 20 boxes at on time. I sanded the insides, glued them up, and then picked out wood for the tops. These are some of the finished ones. About 5 more to go. The first is made of some Santa Cruz Redwood Burl. I am running out of this. Anyone know of a good source? The top is framed with some Birdseye Maple to protect the soft burl. The second is some Maple Burl from Lumberjock Bill Hood in Washington. The top is Maple Burl from Chico, CA framed with some black Ipe. I added dividers to the inside. It is about 10” square and 5” tall. Next is a Spalted Beech or Maple box with a Maple Burl top. Lots of depth to this Maple. Last is a Maple Burl box with some more of the Curly Maple Burl on top. I’m thinking of doing a solid cutting board out of some of this Curly maple and seeing how it looks. There were some good links to cutting board sites in the wood and lumber forum recently. Some great ides of thing to try.

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

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 10:36 AM

That’s some beautiful wood!!!!!


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#2 posted 12-16-2011 05:32 PM

Awesom me looking boxes. Great choice of material



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#3 posted 12-16-2011 08:27 PM

The grain really came out with the finish. Thanks for posting for all of us to see.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 10:05 PM

These all look wonderful and the wood is beautiful.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 12-17-2011 12:56 AM

Great boxes the woods are beautiful.

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#6 posted 12-17-2011 01:00 AM

Love the work. The wood is stunning.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#7 posted 12-17-2011 02:01 AM

Great run of boxes Robert, the wood and pic’s are wonderful. Hey have a happy holiday and stay safe…BC

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#8 posted 12-17-2011 02:49 AM

Wow that burl is beautiful. Nice boxes, Robert!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 12-17-2011 03:03 AM

Great looking boxes, love that Burl!

-- Doug...

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#10 posted 12-17-2011 03:26 AM

Try this seller on Ebay . Has awesome stuff and very very good prices.

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#11 posted 12-17-2011 05:28 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I really, really like working with beautiful wood. It detracts from my frequent errors.
Tango, thanks for the link. I try to use solid wood. I have bought veneers before and have been disappointed. Most of my customers want solid wood, but I may have to adapt.

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

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