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Project by robert triplett posted 06-01-2013 08:20 PM 1513 views 4 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like the color in this wood. It came from a guy named Kevin in Texas. He was one of the founders of woodbarter and sells some nice wood. The frame on the top and around the top and bottom of the box is Padauk. There is a little block of wood on the back to support the lid. The dividers and tray are Ambrosia Maple and FBE. The finish is Watco Danish Oil. The box is 11” x 11” x 5.5”. The wood stinks when cut and sanded, but the smell goes away and the Watco smell covers any that lingers. It was sanded to 180 and feels very smooth, almost like a bar of the soapI use!! A smaller(10” x 5” x 3) FBE box.

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





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 06-01-2013 08:54 PM

Seriously nice-looking wood. I can’t actually tell what’s box elder and what’s maple… the shape matches the ambrosia maple look, but the colors look like the flame box elder. That’s quality work on the tray details, too. Nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 06-01-2013 09:10 PM

Robert…That is some beautiful wood to enhance a really nice box…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 06-01-2013 10:13 PM

If it is red, it’s Flame Box elder, unless it is solid red. Then it is Padauk. I thought the FBE and the Ambrosia Maple would go well together.

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

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 06-01-2013 10:55 PM

Robert, very attractive design and use of combined woods. I like the internal design as well…though I would have added 45s and splines to the tray. I really like the colors and think they will look good even as the Paduk ages and turns brown over the years. Very nice job. Hope your sales go well this summer. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 06-01-2013 11:05 PM

WOW, beautiful box. I love that box elder!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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david38

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#6 posted 06-01-2013 11:46 PM

beautiful wood nice box

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 06-02-2013 12:41 AM

Beautiful job Robert, although we would expect nothing less.

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

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 06-02-2013 12:46 AM

I like this one a lot Robert. Looks like some Ambrosia beetle in the box elder. I have also had sycamore with the Ambrosia beetle coloring and holes. Those bugs must get in several different wood species and leave their mark.

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

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jaykaypur

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#9 posted 06-02-2013 01:04 AM

Love, love, love it!

The woods go great together! Nice job!

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

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tomd

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#10 posted 06-02-2013 03:42 AM

Terrific box, love the grain and color, nice interior.

-- Tom D

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Dave777

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#11 posted 06-02-2013 08:33 AM

Love the FBE and great construction technique.
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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fisherdoug09

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#12 posted 06-02-2013 11:34 AM

Beautiful box, love the box elder. I have never seen anything like that before. How can I get in touch with Kevin? Living in Montana I am very limited on getting wood locally. Thanks

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Ottacat

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#13 posted 06-02-2013 12:13 PM

Beautifully done. I’m not familiar with that wood but I’ll keep an eye for it from my local suppliers. Really love how you did it.

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robert triplett

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#14 posted 06-02-2013 03:51 PM

I check out woodbarter.com every day to see what is being offered for sale. I also see what is being offered for trade or what people are looking for. Great bunch of people and usually good prices.
Andy, I did mix in some Ambrosia Maple in the tray sides and bottom dividers. The box sides are all FBE. Some of the bugs were underachievers in producing the red color.

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

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#15 posted 06-02-2013 08:24 PM

Hey Bob nice work on this combination of woods, also the inside trays and egg crate divider really add so much more interest to such a small package…BC

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