Maple Madness

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Project by Bill posted 12-04-2012 02:03 PM 1550 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is maple crotch wood with an ambrosia maple top. I buy most of my lumber from a local lumberyard, and they have had a recent run of maple. It takes a bit of digging, but I have been able to find some beautifully unusual maple lately in the stacks.

If you are anywhere near NE Indiana, try Wibles Lumber. They have some really good stuff.

The box is 4 tall and 5×9. The lid is shaped with a medium grit curved top Holy Galahad grinding disk on a 4 1/2 inch angle grinder.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 02:16 PM

Really nice job with really nice wood!

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

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 03:25 PM

awesome work

-- Joel

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 03:47 PM

Looks like you are moving outside the box? :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 03:51 PM

Another winner well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 04:07 PM

Man, I like the way you think outside the box :). I really like the curved detail of the base. Great work!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 05:13 PM

Beautiful. And you did a great job of continuing the grain around the corners.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#7 posted 12-04-2012 06:21 PM

Very unusual and the wood is great. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 09:19 PM

Simply beautiful!!!
Great work!

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

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#9 posted 12-04-2012 10:44 PM

Gorgeous and sleek design!

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#10 posted 12-04-2012 11:27 PM

You’ve turned some beautiful wood into a graceful and beautiful box. There is so much movement in the raw material, and the way you chose to put it all together. Very nice!

I love all the little details, from the grain continuity, to the curves, and sculpting, the to the miter keys.

What does the inside look like?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#11 posted 12-05-2012 01:40 AM

Beautiful work with some of the nicest maple I’ve seen in a while.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#12 posted 12-05-2012 04:49 AM

this looks really nice


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#13 posted 05-01-2014 12:08 AM

A snake is about to burst through the top! Well done

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada -

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