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Project by robert triplett posted 951 days ago 1523 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 so little time!





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rkoorman

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#1 posted 951 days ago

That’s some beautiful wood!!!!!

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 950 days ago

Awesom me looking boxes. Great choice of material

Thanks

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Eagle1

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#3 posted 950 days ago

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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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 950 days ago

These all look wonderful and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 950 days ago

Great boxes the woods are beautiful.

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ruddy

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#6 posted 950 days ago

Love the work. The wood is stunning.

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

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blackcherry

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#7 posted 950 days ago

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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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 950 days ago

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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CampD

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#9 posted 950 days ago

Great looking boxes, love that Burl!

-- Doug...

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Tango

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#10 posted 950 days ago

http://stores.ebay.com/rjfritz123-veneer?_trksid=p4340.l2563

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

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robert triplett

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#11 posted 950 days ago

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 so little time!

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