Do You Have this in Walnut?

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Project by robert triplett posted 11-12-2012 06:19 PM 1627 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box out of Padauk and Maple Burl. I really like the orange color in this piece of wood and decided to try rattle can Shellac to try to keep the color. I am not sure I like how shiny it is, but the color is great. Two different customers loved the design and size, but asked me to make it in Walnut. The customer is always right? Someone will have good taste and buy this one! I will make two more out of Walnut. 12” x 10” x 6”

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

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#1 posted 11-12-2012 06:44 PM

Beautiful box Robert, this is one of my favorites!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#2 posted 11-12-2012 07:42 PM

That is a great box! If you don’t mind me asking what are you charging for them? If you don’t want to post it here just message me.

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#3 posted 11-12-2012 08:07 PM

For some people, something is always wrong.

Beautiful box.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-12-2012 09:38 PM

That maple burl is exceptional. A beautiful job.

Very nice but… would have been better in walnut. <—Had to say it! LOL

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

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#5 posted 11-12-2012 11:34 PM

Class Act All the way, A Great Box, got it all, traditional style with superb craftsmanship, Thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 11-13-2012 12:07 AM

Very nice. Love that maple burl!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-13-2012 02:13 AM

Robert, the customer may always be right but he is not always smart.
That is a fantastic box. I love padauk and the maple burl looks great with it.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#8 posted 11-13-2012 02:23 AM

offer them one in pine
at twice the price

great work robert

keep ‘em coming

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 11-13-2012 05:13 AM

Very nice box, I too like the maple burl.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 11-13-2012 02:51 PM

Beautiful boxes and again with the wood envy!

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

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#11 posted 11-13-2012 08:10 PM

Very nice box!!
And yes the customer is always right.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#12 posted 11-14-2012 06:09 AM

Robert, as Dorthy Parker famously said, “You can lead a ‘horticulture,’ but you can’t make her think.” (Read it aloud.) I like your color scheme.

-- Big Al in IN

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#13 posted 11-14-2012 01:50 PM

I think it’s beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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