Black Oak and Redwood Box

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Project by robert triplett posted 01-26-2012 08:57 AM 1414 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have some California Black Oak that I was given when I bought some Walnut . I was going to make a box, but the wood has issues- cracks, warpage, etc. Hard to dry I guess. I put a frame of Redwood Burl around the oak and used it for a box top. Use the zoom and see if you notice the ‘waves’. The box its self is Redwood. 10”x10”x6” A lot of Watco Danish oil. The soft Redwood soaked it up. The inside has a tray and bottom dividers of Quartersawn Sycamore. This came from Teaberry in Indiana. Great guy to deal with. Also I made a box for my Lonestar quilt pattern top. Aromatic Red Cedar with a tray. No finish on the inside. It is intended as a sewing box. 10.5”x10.5”x6” I cut and mitered the wood for 19 boxes the last few days. I sized wood for the bottoms tonight. Have to build inventory for the summer shows. And I belong to a gallery co-op that will be displaying at a local bank for February. They wanted new items. (I also got my 32nd- second grader this week) Too busy to be bored!

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

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 10:34 AM

Wow. Love the… especially the mosaic.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 10:55 AM

Great job on both of these Robert! I really like the wood on the first one, and what not to like wih the mosaic as well. Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

#3 posted 01-26-2012 11:21 AM

Ok you shit have to one up me don’t you lol great boxes and I mean it, well I guess the teacher always has to do one better than his student don’t they lol. Just kidding you all your boxes are great looking. I am glad we met and I am glad you turned me on to making boxes. I just sold my third box and I have only been doing this three weeks. Glad you let me use the DVD. Thanks Robert

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 01:33 PM

Beautiful figuring on that top… I really like that first box.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 03:15 PM

I like them both but the first one is my favorite, would have never thought of putting those two woods together but it works beautifully.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 04:06 PM

Great use of a beautiful, if difficult, piece of oak!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 05:16 PM

Great boxes, wonderful use of woods. I also have a piece of that black oak, I resawed it and it has a stubborn way about it. But I am dedermed to make part of a box out of it for the people who gave it to me, along with alot of beautiful black walnut and readwood burls

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 06:16 PM

Beautiful box Robert lots of great details and wonderful wood.

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#9 posted 01-27-2012 12:55 AM

Really nice looking box, i love the top – it’s kind of ‘hairy’

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 01-27-2012 07:09 AM

Beautiful box!!!!!

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

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