Bugs dont bug me

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Project by Bill posted 07-20-2012 03:10 PM 2437 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another live edge walnut box, this time with box elder. roughly 4×8x4. I don’t measure much, it tends to get in the way for me. The holes in the wood are from a borer beetle that had its way with the tree.

As a side note I turned a large bowl from this same tree, and when I was applying the first coats of lacquer, hundreds of little black beetles came crawling out. Guess they didn’t like the fumes. Kind of made me wonder how much of the moisture on my face guard was really just bug guts.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 03:19 PM

Big Ogre,

You are really cranking out the work and the postings. I like the free and expressive feel of your latest boxes. It is nice to be able to see several views so we can get a real feel for your work. Including sizes helps give me perspective about what I am seeing. Thanks for all of that. The bottom swosh is a nice touch. Are you selling your work now? Thanks for sharing your work with us and taking us along on your creative journey.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 03:20 PM

I LOVE the bugholes.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 07-20-2012 03:45 PM

These are really nice and I love the wood.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 07-20-2012 04:26 PM

Very Nicely done. You did a great job with this one.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 07-20-2012 06:46 PM

Very good looking box…! I likes the live edge.
Maybe you are on to something for getting ris of the bugs…spray lacquer. Many forums have discussed the borer bugs.
Personally, I live the smell of freshly sprayed lacquer

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#6 posted 07-20-2012 07:14 PM

Yes I too like quality beetle infested wood so long as the larvae is long gone.Looks great.Bug guts is not for me.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 07-20-2012 09:40 PM

great looking box. I like the live edge walnut top and the design of the front.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Raymond Thomas

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#8 posted 07-20-2012 11:20 PM

Great looking box! When you clean off your face guard you will find out what was moisture and what wasn’t – LOL.

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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#9 posted 07-21-2012 12:53 AM

Live edge and bug holes, what’s not to like?

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

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#10 posted 07-21-2012 03:04 PM

Try a soaking with CA glue …..
that way, the bugs become ONE with your project and will not crawl out..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#11 posted 07-22-2012 05:18 PM

Like the foot design and the live edge. Don

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