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Project by robert triplett posted 03-03-2012 07:41 PM 1329 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few more boxes that I thought worth sharing. The first is a Curly Redwood box with a top of Fiddleback Walnut. The Redwood came from fellow Lumberjock, RockyB in Redding. The second box is Birdseye Maple with a top framed with Walnut. The third box is some plain Koa with a top of Myrtle Burl that has a natural edge. I did the same quick wash with BLO top try to pop the grain and then Watco Danish Oil. I think I will try some wooden hinges on some of the remaning 11 boxes. I have 2 months before my first show, so I can experiment

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

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 08:11 PM

It’s all good! That curl is jumping out of that redwood. Nice work!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 08:14 PM

Fabulous timbers… great boxes… life is good..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

#3 posted 03-03-2012 08:25 PM

Great job Robbert love the wood.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 09:44 PM

Great selection of wood. The splines look good too.

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 11:25 PM

Nice work!!

I love making boxes! It’s amazing what you can do with scraps of nice wood that you can’t use anywhere else.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 01:42 AM

Great looking boxes, real nice wood

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 01:52 AM

Great boxes! That redwood is a lot more figured than the recycled redwood I found. Go for the wooden hinges but I’ll warn you that they are addictive!

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

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#8 posted 03-04-2012 02:37 AM

nice job cool box keep it up i wold like to make one

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#9 posted 03-04-2012 06:52 AM

These are great! Love that Redwood box!

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#10 posted 03-04-2012 07:32 AM

very nice. How many boxes can you bust out in a day? I know some of the boxes I’ve made take me a while, because I make them more complicated than they really are.

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#11 posted 03-20-2012 05:36 PM

These are beautiful, Robert. I guess you Have been bitten by the box-making bug! Very nice work, and Congratulations on your upcoming show.


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