|Project by cdarney||posted 04-02-2013 12:28 AM||1651 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
Walnut Burl Box With Malachite Inlay
11” wide x 7” deep x 6” high
I found a piece of Walnut Burl in the $1 per pound bin at my hardwood supplier (Hearne Hardwoods). I guess the big, ugly inclusion made it unsalable.
I kept wanting to try a stone inlay and this piece seemed pretty interesting to use. I resawed the burl into three slices and filled the inclusion on two of the pieces with Malachite. The live edge was pretty nice so I built the box itself out of Walnut, making the front piece thick enough to be able to use the bandsaw to cut the front to the same basic shape as the live edge.
I wasn’t sure what I would do with the box but the LOML was able to figure something out. It now holds the napkins on the table.
I have quite a bit to learn about doing the stone inlay. Fortunately I have more stone and a couple of pieces of wood with nice inclusions to fill. The $1/lb bin is a great place to find more pieces of wood.