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Project by mike1950 posted 298 days ago 1389 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 big leaf maple boxes. Warm up to get me back going in shop now that weather has turned. One is quilted and the other is burl. I tried different lids on these and they were horrible. Big leaf has so many colors!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 298 days ago

This is a beautiful box. That wood just jumps out at you. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 298 days ago

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 298 days ago

Two beautiful boxes Mike….would like to have seen a pic or two of the inside but the outer design and fingured wood is awesome….well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 298 days ago

Your boxes are very nicely designed and made, but the wood grains are absolutely magnificent!

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

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robert triplett

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#5 posted 298 days ago

Mike, the best wood in a box that I have seen for a while. The design shows it off very well.

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

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LesB

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#6 posted 298 days ago

Big leaf maple is great wood to work with and you got some especially nice pieces. It is so readily available in the Pacific North West. I get all I can use off my 14 acres near Eugene, OR. Use it mostly for turning but you have inspired me to try some boxes.

-- Les B, Oregon

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brianadams

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#7 posted 298 days ago

That wood is just insanely cool! Nice boxes!

-- WestCoastWoods.weebly.com

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mike1950

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#8 posted 298 days ago

Thanks all- Big leaf has so many looks- fun to work with.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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sras

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#9 posted 298 days ago

A great way to show off some amazing lumber! Fantastic!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Joshua Oehler

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#10 posted 297 days ago

Beautiful work! I wouldn’t know how to act if I got my hands on lumber that pretty. It would probably just sit in the workshop because I would be to afraid to ruin it!!!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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mds2

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#11 posted 297 days ago

Beautiful boxes! I’ve never worked with big leaf maple, but now I’ve got to find some. How did you go about making the cove?

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mike1950

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#12 posted 297 days ago

Thanks- Big leaf and walnut are my favorites. So much variety in the same species…....
The cove: I use a table saw- run the piece at an angle. If desired I could do a build next time I build one of these. I love this style of box- a little change here or there and it is a whole different box.! PS. I have a mountain of big leaf.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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sedcokid

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#13 posted 297 days ago

Oh My Gosh Mike, these are simply Gorgeous!! The Big Leaf Maple wood is outstanding!! And so is the Burl, but the BL Maple is Out of the Park!! I have some questions and will send a PM to you, this evening.

Thanks for Sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 297 days ago

Beautiful job on all 3 of those boxes. Your wood supply is quite enviable.

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

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littlecope

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#15 posted 297 days ago

Eye-popping Wood Mike, and You sure make some Great looking boxes with it!
Well Done!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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