Maple Madness

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Project by bigogre posted 603 days ago 1228 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 603 days ago

Really nice job with really nice wood!

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

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#2 posted 603 days ago

awesome work

-- Joel

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#3 posted 603 days ago

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

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 603 days ago

Another winner well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 603 days ago

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 603 days ago

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 602 days ago

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 602 days ago

Simply beautiful!!!
Great work!

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

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#9 posted 602 days ago

Gorgeous and sleek design!

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#10 posted 602 days ago

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 602 days ago

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

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#12 posted 602 days ago

this looks really nice


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#13 posted 90 days ago

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

-- A poor workman blames his tools;either he learn to use them,or find better tools.Woodwork is good work;idle hands are the devils playthings.

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