Turned Off-Cut Box - Birch Burl

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Project by onefullturn posted 03-12-2017 09:37 PM 849 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I generate a large number of off-cuts while wood turning. Most of them can be fashioned into small decorative items. This piece can from a large burled Birch tree. While not an example of true burl figure, this part of the burl displays a rich, warm golden brown colour characteristic of birch heartwood. The third photo shows some of these off-cuts awaiting the lathe.

-- One Full Turn Woodturnings

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#1 posted 03-13-2017 03:16 AM

Nice little box. And yes,you can always make something out of the leftovers.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 03-13-2017 02:19 PM

This is a beautiful box. I love the wood and I also like the turned lid contrast with the cubic base.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 03-16-2017 03:02 PM

I must be overlooking the obvious. Could you explain your process for hollowing the square bottom of the box? I think this could a fun project for my High School Students.

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#4 posted 03-16-2017 11:35 PM

HI Techteacher. Very good question. When I am finished my current project, I will post some pics to explain how it is done. In short, a dovetailed spigot is turned on the bottom of the cube and then remounted in a chuck.

-- One Full Turn Woodturnings

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#5 posted 08-25-2017 02:24 PM

waste not, want not. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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