bark pocket maple

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Project by Bill posted 07-18-2012 10:56 AM 2416 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two boxes were made with bark pocket maple. The top spindles were turned from the left overs. The lids were shaped from crotch walnut. The maple was really surprising… I didn’t know it had so much figure in it as well. It has little pools that shimmer in the light. I love finding little surprises like this in wood.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 07-18-2012 01:04 PM

Very cool lid.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 07-18-2012 01:24 PM

I had never heard of bark pocket maple before, but I really like the look if it in these great boxes. I am going to keep my eyes open for some. The walnut is a lovely contrast and I always favor things that show off beautiful wood.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 07-18-2012 02:01 PM

Very beautiful piece. I like the attention to detail.

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at & also follow me on twitter

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#4 posted 07-18-2012 05:07 PM

Wonderful boxes and brilliantly designed lids that look very original to me. Well done! Who knew ogres could also excel at woodworking?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 07-18-2012 07:22 PM

Beautiful box,outstanding top!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 07-18-2012 11:01 PM

Very nice work. Love the maple and the way you did the top is just beautiful. Fine, fine job on this.

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

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#7 posted 07-19-2012 03:46 AM

Big Ogre,

Nice boxes. They have a pagoda feel to them. Interesting choice to put two splines only at the top. I would have liked to see the inside as well. I take it that the lids are not hinged. How did you shape the tops?

Telling us the size helps readers get a feel of the scale of your work. You can always edit your post and add that if you wish.

Your photographic skills are really moving forward. Nice job on that as well. This post really shows your excellent box making skills to good advantage.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 07-20-2012 10:23 PM

Great use of this figured wood ….I like the finial very much : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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