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Project by robert triplett posted 668 days ago 3742 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 so little time!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 668 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

#2 posted 668 days ago

Fantastic job

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 668 days ago

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

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 668 days ago

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

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 668 days ago

fantastic wood and a unique boxes

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Arlin Eastman

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#6 posted 668 days ago

Robert

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

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 668 days ago

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 : )

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 668 days ago

Simply outstanding!

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bigike

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#9 posted 668 days ago

Great looken boxes

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Roger

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#10 posted 668 days ago

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

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 668 days ago

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

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

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BarbS

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#12 posted 668 days ago

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

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Dark_Lightning

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#13 posted 668 days ago

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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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#14 posted 668 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Boxguy

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#15 posted 668 days ago

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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