simple boxes, nice wood

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Project by robert triplett posted 03-03-2012 07:33 PM 1744 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am getting ready for future shows. Playing around with different wood combinations. The first is a quartersawn Sycamore Box with a top of Ash Crotch bordered by Fiddleback Walnut. The Sycamore and Ash came from Teaberry in Indiana. The second box is Canarywood. The top has a small border of Jotoba. The third box is Maple Burl with a top of Elm Burl bordered by Redwood Burl. The first 2 boxes are about 9”x6”x6”. The third is 6”x6”x6”. All with a wash of BLO and two coats of Watco Danish Oil. The Canarywood didn’t take the second coat very well. The wood seemed to have its own natural oil. I have finished 8 out of 19. I did not wear a respirator when applying the oil and my lungs said to take a break!!

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

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 07:50 PM

Wild grain combo’s. Super boxes, as always. the canary wood is tough to finish, I use rattle can laquar w/ sand and seal under coat.

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

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 08:13 PM

Very special boxes… should do well!

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 08:23 PM

You Have some nice boxes ready for the show.
With woods like that they will be show stoppers !
Great stuff.


-- Kiefer

#4 posted 03-03-2012 08:32 PM

Once again your choice of woods is great.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 09:38 PM

Great wood and work. You’ll have lots of people looking them over.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 01:55 AM

More great boxes. You certainly have found some beautiful wood. American sycamore is one of my favorites.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 02:46 PM

Love me some boxes. I could make them all the time. Probably ‘cause I’m not very good at building anything else… ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 02:09 AM

Wow…love the grain in those boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!.........Jim

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

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