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Maple Burl Jewelry Box

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Project by generick posted 02-02-2013 03:22 AM 788 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jewelry box from a single block of maple burl with bark inclusions. It was originally a large bowl blank that had been sitting at the wood store for about 5 years. The internal drawers and separators are walnut and ash. The finish is dark Watco. This was my first try using Brusso stop hinges.

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 03:27 AM

Beautiful,very nice.

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generick

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 03:57 AM

Thank you!

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 05:57 AM

Great use of the bowl blank. Since I ‘turned’ from turning to box making, many of my blanks have become box sides. the mirror is a nice touch and the insides look well done. thanks for sharing your box. Maple burl is one of my favorite woods and I find it sells well!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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generick

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 06:25 AM

I’ve found that old bowl blanks that have dried out make great boxes. I made one once from a blank that was not quite dried out and that box ened up in the scrap bin.

I love any type of burl or figured wood. The results are really striking.

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 06:41 AM

Absolutely beautiful

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

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