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Project by bibb posted 08-15-2012 01:22 AM 2978 views 33 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Elixir”
I designed and built this box for friend and fellow Lumber Jock Meilie http://lumberjocks.com/mmh as a thank you for coming to my aide with a custom cane to get me through some hip surgery. I will put a bit more about that in my blog “boxes and canes” in an upcoming post.
This box was an experiment on a couple of levels and I’m pleased with the results. Quilted maple front, back and lid with rock maple sides/legs. I textured the sides with a palm router. Pictures 3, 4 & 5 show a few steps during the build process.
High gloss lacquer and the red/black quilt give the piece an Asian flair.
Cheers

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com





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Gary

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#1 posted 08-15-2012 01:30 AM

It’s great Bibb. I especially like the dye job. Makes that quilted maple really stand out

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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bigike

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 01:32 AM

Sick looken box I’m looken forward to the blog

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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RogerBean

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#3 posted 08-15-2012 01:40 AM

I’m an admirer of things Asian, and this one is nice.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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grizzman

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#4 posted 08-15-2012 01:59 AM

beautiful piece, i love the quilted maple, very nice.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 08-15-2012 02:03 AM

Excellent box, I am sure it will be greatly appreciated and loved

-- Norman

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#6 posted 08-15-2012 02:09 AM

I really like that. The maple is amazing, and I dig the design.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Triumph1

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#7 posted 08-15-2012 02:13 AM

Extremely beautiful box! You did an amazing job finishing off that maple. I love the touch of texture on the sides also. Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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mmh

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#8 posted 08-15-2012 02:36 AM

OH MY GOODNESS! I am amazed at the incredible grain of the quilted maple and how you managed to make it DANCE with life! It is not only a work of art, but is has sentimental value that makes it even more precious. This will be cherished for many, many years! Thank you! THANK YOU!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Karson

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#9 posted 08-15-2012 03:28 AM

Beautiful Job Bibb

Great gift.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 08-15-2012 03:28 AM

You make some of the coolest boxes. Way to go!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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scrimman

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#11 posted 08-15-2012 03:28 AM

That box will cut you…because MAN is it sharp! I don’t understand how the black/red worked; did you first stain it with ebony, sand it a bit, and then hit it with the red?

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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bibb

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#12 posted 08-15-2012 04:00 AM

Thanks all .
Scriman I blogged the process a few years ago. it should be here:
http://lumberjocks.com/bibb/blog/6017
cheers
Bibb

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com

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tomd

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#13 posted 08-15-2012 04:18 AM

Beautiful color and grain.

-- Tom D

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MonteCristo

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#14 posted 08-15-2012 05:00 AM

Wow ! An amazing finishing job on that maple ! Absolutely stunning ! Super deserving of a Top 3 spot !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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lightweightladylefty

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#15 posted 08-15-2012 05:04 AM

Really stunning!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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