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Project by bigogre posted 345 days ago 1718 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am a wood addict. I love finding unusual pieces and shining them up to see what is underneath. Every now and then get a pretty big surprise. The first coat of poly on these made fireworks go off in the shop. Cool stuff.

These two boxes are made from figured maple and cherry burl. They are five by ten ish. Six coats of wipe on poly, rubbed and waxed. The first box has a curved top that I did on the table saw by making several cuts and changing the angle each time, then sanding out the hard lines.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 345 days ago

With wood discoveries like these, your addiction is perfectly understandable. That’s the good news. The bad news is that such addiction is probably Incurable. Best wishes in your struggles with your addiction; and, thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 345 days ago

Fantastic wood. I bet it was a heck of a fireworks show too. You did a great job on the tops—the curved and the contour—and the grain is to die for. This kind of wood is priceless!

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

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Arlin Eastman

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#3 posted 345 days ago

Great find on the woods and awesome way to use them.

I would have guessed the top was black walnut.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 345 days ago

Beautiful

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Doe

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#5 posted 345 days ago

Amazing!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 345 days ago

Wow, those are super cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 345 days ago

You certainly do find cool wood, and you definitely have the skills to make it come to life. That’s some amazing depth in those finishes.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 345 days ago

It appears you have a never ending stash of one of a kind woods. And you do an outstanding job of showcasing their best features!

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

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Dave777

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#9 posted 345 days ago

What a wonderful project expertly completed.
Dave

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

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tomd

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#10 posted 344 days ago

I would not have even guessed maple and cherry, love the grain and color of these boxes. Nice work.

-- Tom D

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tefinn

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#11 posted 344 days ago

All I can say is WOW!

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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hoss12992

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#12 posted 344 days ago

Absolutely amazing. Great job

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Ken90712

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#13 posted 344 days ago

Great job love the wood,,,,, great colors….

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

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Porchfish

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#14 posted 344 days ago

Keep em’ coming ! I never tire of looking at what you have accomplished ! Thanks for posting !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Ottacat

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#15 posted 344 days ago

Lovely work and gorgeous wood = amazing boxes!

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