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Forum topic by robert triplett posted 08-24-2010 06:12 AM 1107 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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robert triplett

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08-24-2010 06:12 AM

I stopped in West Sacramento to buy some Redwood Burl from Eric. S I had been at my sister-in-law’s house in Berkeley doing some work and had the urge to buy some wood. Eric couldn’t meet me, but he left some wood out for me to consider. I got a nice chunk of Redwood, but he had also picked out this slice of Maple Burl for me to look at. I have it, but I can’t decide if I am going to use it for box tops or what. Any ideas?? 17” x 13” x 1 1/4” It is beautiful. It would make some great boxes, but I know it could have other uses. I could just frame it!!
Robert Sorry, I am working on adding photos!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!


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#1 posted 08-24-2010 06:15 AM

Hard to tell with out photos

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 06:56 AM

I can’t figure out how to get the whole image. I resized in Photobucket. Oh Well, another day, another puzzle.
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#3 posted 08-24-2010 02:41 PM

I would seriously consider making a wall clock out of this piece. I would probably leave the natural edge and I would use a clock design that minimized any distraction from the wood (i.e. dots around the outside – no numerals).

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#4 posted 08-24-2010 03:26 PM

It would make some awesome veneer.

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 03:44 PM

a box would be great, but I’ll second richgreer – that complete natural edge is beautiful, I’d rather not cut it off.

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#6 posted 08-24-2010 05:04 PM

cut it into different pieces and use the pieces as medallions in the top of the boxes similar to what Andy does with his Art boxes.

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#7 posted 08-25-2010 01:53 AM

Thanks for the comments. I saw OregonBurl’s post today and he would probably vote to keep it whole! Since I like making boxes, I immediately try to see box tops. I made a top with one natural edge and a woodworker at last weekend’s show loved it enough to buy it. I can see 3 or 4 natural edge pieces and perhaps slicing it into thinner pieces. I will have to keep it where i can see it in my shop and think about it. I start teaching next Monday, so I won’t have a chance to mess it up soon.
Robert

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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