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Project by bigogre posted 290 days ago 2496 views 12 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this piece of maple at Wible Lumber, a local hardwood supplier earlier this summer. This is one of those boards that a picture will never do justice. My best guess is that it is part of a burl, but in all honesty I have no idea what could cause something like this.
It took a lot of stabilization before I could cut into it, the last picture will show why. I went through at least 2 ounces of thick CA to get the gaps filled.

The top is a piece of crotch wood cherry, shaped just a bit, and wood dowel hinges. The little finger lift is purple heart, and it is lined with upholstery leather. Overall size 8×10 x 4, and is finished with wipe on poly, and buffed with McGuires auto buff.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973





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Doe

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#1 posted 290 days ago

Wow, that is just stunning!

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 290 days ago

Very awesomealistic…! The wood reminds me of a fish…looks great…!

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Rick

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#3 posted 290 days ago

Very Nice Piece of Work! Thanks For Posting!

Rick

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CalgaryGeoff

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#4 posted 290 days ago

That’s worked out very well nice looking piece.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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robert triplett

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#5 posted 290 days ago

Another great piece of wood and you did an excellent job of positioning the sides. You do nice work.

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

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#6 posted 290 days ago

Fantabuless amazing wood and very cool box.

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Christian Holihan

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#7 posted 290 days ago

Super Nice!

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Roger

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#8 posted 290 days ago

That is amazing! Really like how you offset the lid lift. Way kool, all the way around.

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BobWemm

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#9 posted 290 days ago

That is absolutely AWESOME. Love the pattern in the wood and such a great job in executing the box.

Thank you for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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Gary

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#10 posted 290 days ago

That looks like a burl with bark inclusions.
You did a great job making use of it and combining it with the crotch cherry lid.
Stunning. Absolutely stunning.
Bravo!!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#11 posted 290 days ago

Great box with fantastic selection and display of wood.

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#12 posted 290 days ago

You have to be one of the best at finding the beauty in every piece of wood. Awesome job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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tefinn

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#13 posted 290 days ago

What a wood find! Absolutely beautiful box!

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

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Hawaiilad

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#14 posted 290 days ago

Wow that is a lovely box. I’m sure you put lots of work and love into building it, but it sure was worth it.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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luv2learn

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#15 posted 290 days ago

Very impressive!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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