Cocobolo & Big Leaf Maple

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Project by blackcherry posted 347 days ago 1343 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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#1 posted 347 days ago

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

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#2 posted 347 days ago

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 347 days ago

they do look great!!

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#4 posted 347 days ago

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 347 days ago

These are great ,beautiful work.

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#6 posted 347 days ago

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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#7 posted 347 days ago

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

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#8 posted 347 days ago

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.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 347 days ago

very nice work !

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

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#10 posted 347 days ago

Beautiful boxes Wilson, very nicely done.

-- Matt, Illinois,

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#11 posted 347 days ago

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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#12 posted 347 days ago

Those are beauties

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#13 posted 347 days ago

Really nice work there.

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-- 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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#15 posted 347 days ago

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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