Some boxes for shows

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Project by robert triplett posted 09-22-2012 11:35 PM 4254 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just made some boxes for a show and thought I would share a few photos of the woods used. The first is Birdseye Redwood with a top of bookmatched Redwood Burl framed by some old figured Redwood. about 6” square and 6” tall. The second is Redwood Burl with Birdseye maple. The top is the same, but a different batch of burl. 6” x 5”x 5”.
The third is Curly Maple with a top of Walnut crotch wood framed by Curly Maple. 10” x 5” 4” All with Watco Danish Oil. The second and third boxes left with happy owners. The first is on my desk at work.. My 2nd graders are quite impressed!! I made about 10 others of various woods. Now I have 8 larger jewelry boxes to finish sanding for Christmas shows. And I have rough cut wood for more of these smaller boxes. Having fun in the shop!!!

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

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 11:40 PM

Really love the wood. Nice looking boxes also :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

#2 posted 09-22-2012 11:54 PM

Fantastic job

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#3 posted 09-22-2012 11:55 PM

Beautiful boxes. The woods’ grain is just spectacular. Nice craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 09-22-2012 11:55 PM

Just plan gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...............Jim

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#5 posted 09-22-2012 11:58 PM

fantastic wood and a unique boxes

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#6 posted 09-23-2012 12:06 AM


Wonderful work and Redwood laceburl is my favorite wood to work and see. Well done

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#7 posted 09-23-2012 12:38 AM

eeny, meeny , miney , moe…oh the heck with it …I’ll take one of each please !
Such a variety of grains and colors in that first pictured box , but they’re all gorgeous : )

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#8 posted 09-23-2012 12:41 AM

Simply outstanding!

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#9 posted 09-23-2012 12:50 AM

Great looken boxes

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#10 posted 09-23-2012 12:54 AM

Wowza, wow, and wowza again. Did I say Wow

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#11 posted 09-23-2012 12:55 AM

You manage to come up with the coolest looking redwood I have ever seen! Now if it wasn’t so soft. Great boxes all.

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#12 posted 09-23-2012 01:55 AM

Really beautiful, Robert. Those are some spectacular burls, and nicely featured in your work. Great!


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#13 posted 09-23-2012 02:21 AM

WOW! Redwood burl! I MUST HAVE SOME! Where did you procure that marvelous wood?!?

On a lighter note, pic #5 looks like a tongue sticking out, which I find amusing.

Oh, yeah, that redwood burl is gorgeous! Did I already say that?

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#14 posted 09-23-2012 03:28 AM

Very excellent Robert…I know those boxes will sell easily at your upcoming shows. That redwood is fantastic…I never see any down here in Louisiana.

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#15 posted 09-23-2012 06:29 AM

Robert, all of these are beautiful, but I liked the last box best. The construction seems the most sound too. Slab tops seem to want to curl in our climate here. Some Redwood burl came my way and I used every single scrap. It is gorgeous stuff. I like picturing your seven and eight year old students carefully poking around your desk and admiring your work. Thanks for sharing these. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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