This one's going to Italy!!

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Project by robert triplett posted 03-25-2012 12:34 AM 2025 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have taught with a fellow teacher for quite a few years. Her daughter is an exchange student in Italy this year. She had a rough time and now has a great host family. My friend wanted to buy a cutting board to send to them out of California woods., as a thank you I made a simple cutting board (Walnut and Maple), but told her I would make a box too. I had a lot of this Redwood Burl and some Maple Burl. This host family has made my friend’s life easier. When my friends are happy, I am happy. When they are not happy, I have to listen!!!! And I like to make boxes. It is about 9” x 5” x 5” and finished with Watco Danish Oil.

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

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 12:42 AM

Very nice and I am sure they will love it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 12:43 AM

Nice box. That is beautiful wood.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 12:46 AM

A very nice gesture on your part and a VERY nice box. You always have the nicest woods that make me envious every time.

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

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 01:28 AM

Gorgeous wood grains, very nice detail work on the box. You are a good friend to have; and a good friend is certain to have good friends. Congratulations.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 01:55 AM

Beautiful! I love It! Really pretty.
Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 02:11 AM

Nice gesture and nice box.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 02:12 AM

That’s mesmerizing figure, and I DO love a keyed miter.

Really special. I wish it a safe journey and a happy life :-)

-- -- Neil

#8 posted 03-25-2012 04:53 AM

Do I know you lol OK I’ll leave a comment I like this box allot were did you ever find this wood lol. One day you are going to be a pro at this box making stuff. Ok student had to be a smart azzzz.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#9 posted 03-25-2012 02:06 PM

Those woods are magnifique.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#10 posted 03-25-2012 07:51 PM

Cool figure.

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

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#11 posted 03-25-2012 09:01 PM

mamma mia she’s ah fantastic

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 03-25-2012 09:12 PM

Really nice looking wood. Makes a great box. Someone is going to be very happy.

-- -- Don from PA

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#13 posted 03-25-2012 10:56 PM

Such gorgeous wood! And a beautifull box.

I have boxes that live with their owners from coast to coast and on three continents. And because my boxes are named I remember each one. I often wonder what they contain, what conversations they overhear, etc. It gives me pleasure. And I hope that they will outlive me and that someday, somewhen (no typo) someone picks one up and think: “I wonder who made you?”

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

#14 posted 03-26-2012 01:01 AM

Congrats Robert may of took a few years but your racking the badges up now. That is great.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#15 posted 03-26-2012 03:40 PM

It’s beautiful and a wonderful gift. Nice going.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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