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Campaign Style Bar Box in Bastogne Walnut

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Project by JoshOne posted 279 days ago 1861 views 13 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been interested in campaign furniture lately, so I built my inlaws two campaign-style boxes, one for tea and one for booze. This is the one for booze, my dad in law is big into mixology/cocktails.
They gave me a remarkable present this past May: an entire boule (full trunk, sawn, stickered and in sequence.) of Bastogne Walnut (the rarest species of walnut on earth), cross-sawn for full 24” x 10’ slabs, natural edge on both sides and crazy tiger pattern throughout. These boxes are made from that walnut. We also made 6 varieties of homemade bitters and 5 flavor extract (ancho chile, lime, cinnamon, ginger etc) so you can drop that onto the top of the cocktail or mist the glass with the atomizer. Cheers!

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"





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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 279 days ago

Oh now that’s pretty :-) What’s the pattern around the outside? Are they veneers or laminations?

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KodaBear

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#2 posted 278 days ago

i’m unfamiliar with campaign style… to the interwebs!!!

beautiful project. what a great family you have :-)

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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FaTToaD

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#3 posted 278 days ago

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Though I’m sure which I more impressed by: the box, the walnut you got as a gift, or that idea of ancho chile and/or lime bitters added to a drink!

-- David

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 278 days ago

That is a pretty amazing and beautiful box.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Marty Smoley

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#5 posted 278 days ago

Love it. Nice how it all opens :)

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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BTimmons

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#6 posted 278 days ago

Man, what a great way to get blitzed in style. Beautiful work.

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

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DouginVa

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#7 posted 278 days ago

Very cool…..nicely done too.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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tsangell

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#8 posted 278 days ago

I like this quite a bit. Very nice!

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GerryB

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#9 posted 278 days ago

Super work with lovely wood!

-- The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic, and a terrible waste of time. Edwin Bliss

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#10 posted 278 days ago

Wow that looks sharp! Beautiful wood shown off to its best possible advantage…love the 4 way bookmatch on the front panel. That is some precious wood used masterfully. Great job and thanks for sharing.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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RPCVWoodworker

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#11 posted 278 days ago

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

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Philip

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#12 posted 278 days ago

Dang, that is one nice looking box!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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Mean_Dean

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#13 posted 278 days ago

Wow is that a beautiful box! I’m sure he’ll treasure it his whole life!

-- Dean

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mike1950

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#14 posted 278 days ago

Beautiful wood and fantastic use of it!!! NICE box!!

-- "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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hoss12992

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#15 posted 278 days ago

Great job

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