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Project by blackcherry posted 05-07-2013 01:20 PM 1649 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Jock’s hope all are well and the sawdust is flying in your shops. Today posting is a couple of boxes made with some wonderful warm tones. The Cocobolo is a great back drop for the Big Leaf Maple grain flow these two woods just sparkle together with the french polish style finish. I recently purchase a piece of 8/4 Big Leaf Maple from fellow L.J. Stockmaker which I re-saw to make six lids from so these are the first two so stay tune more to come, thanks for viewing….Blkcherry





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Patrick Jaromin

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#1 posted 05-07-2013 01:32 PM

These look awesome! Is this using some of the stuff we traded? Great work.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog

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Lenny

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 01:34 PM

These are beautiful Wilson. Warm tones indeed. The darker tones in the maple are drawn out by the rich browns in the cocobolo. As always, great craftsmanship too!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 05-07-2013 01:41 PM

they do look great!!

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cdarney

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 01:52 PM

Beautiful boxes. I just finished a Cocobolo and Big Leaf Maple coffee table. A very difficult combination of woods. Did you find the Cocobolo contaminating everything…especially the maple?

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#5 posted 05-07-2013 02:10 PM

These are great ,beautiful work.

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 02:17 PM

Nice wood combo. Doing a little sculpting too! Looking forward to seeing more.

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

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jbschutz

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 03:15 PM

BC, Beautiful boxes…..the wood combo really pops and the bark/sap inclusions give them an organic feel. You have a way of giving the wood a chance to sing.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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SPalm

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#8 posted 05-07-2013 03:17 PM

Hey BC, Those look great.
I am not a big sculpting fan, but you seem to have done a really good job here. Just subtle enough – Nice.
And the finish again is top notch.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jaykaypur

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#9 posted 05-07-2013 03:43 PM

very nice work !

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

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Matt Przybylski

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#10 posted 05-07-2013 03:46 PM

Beautiful boxes Wilson, very nicely done.

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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#11 posted 05-07-2013 03:59 PM

Hey there Wilson, Great work on these boxes!!! Love the color and the flow of them. Very easy on the eyes. The wood you purchased is a real beauty! Hope all is well. I have to get to work on the bridal chest for blondie. Got side tracked welding a 14 foot gate for the drive way. Off to buy the Ipe for the gate this morning.

Look fwd to the next posts!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 05-07-2013 04:55 PM

Those are beauties

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#13 posted 05-07-2013 06:17 PM

Really nice work there.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#14 posted 05-07-2013 10:14 PM

TOP CLASS WORK GREAT SKILL SUPURB FINISH.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 05-08-2013 12:31 AM

That’s a beautiful pair! The wood combination is just perfect. That Big Leaf maple has a lot more color than the maple we can get in my area.

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

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