GRADUATION BOX #2, epoxy video

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Project by bushmaster posted 06-27-2017 02:02 AM 2158 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to thanks all of you for viewing and making comments on the first box I posted for a special grand daughter. This weekend was the graduation of her brother from Grad 12, a special box for a special grand son. This box was made similar design but of solid Black Walnut. The fractal burn on the top is interesting, a complete picture by itself. Doesn’t look like it had two start points, not as a result of any skill on my part. You just get what you get, but I did start and stop and change electrode positions. Here is a couple of pictures of the top

The top was inset slightly and then filled with epoxy pour on finish, The resulting surface is completely flat, smooth and brilliant. In real life it really sets off the fractal burning and the box. I made a short video of how I mix the two part epoxy and work with it to get a bubble free surface. You may find the method I use useful to get and accurate mix. View it at

Andrew was very pleased with the box, my daughter (not his mother) had told me an 18 year old boy would not like a box, but when he seen his sister a week before he said, wow I would like a box too. So seems like a hit.

Now he is off to Andrews University, Berrien Springs Mich. next year with a $50k scholorship, where I graduated from.

I am just a wee bit proud. Ha Ha

Thanks again for looking and all comments are appreciated….

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 06-27-2017 02:15 AM

Good looking box Brian, the burning is awesome.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#2 posted 06-27-2017 03:06 AM

Great box and apparently great kid too.

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#3 posted 06-27-2017 04:23 AM

Nice box and love the electrics.

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#4 posted 06-27-2017 06:10 AM

Another very nice box Brian and yes you’re allowed as a grandparent to be be very proud of your grandchildren….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 06-27-2017 08:27 AM

Oh Boy, that is a beauty.
Great job mate, I love the Fractal burning.


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 06-27-2017 11:28 AM

Beautiful box, Brian!! The fractal pattern came out great!!

Cheers, Jim

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#7 posted 06-27-2017 11:28 AM

Beautiful box Brian! Thanks too for the video on the epoxy process.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#8 posted 06-27-2017 01:32 PM

This is a very attractive box. That fractal pattern turned out beautifully and is so organic.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 06-27-2017 05:41 PM

Great work, now both of them have their own box.

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#10 posted 06-27-2017 08:44 PM

Great fractal images and congratulations to the graduate!

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#11 posted 06-27-2017 10:46 PM

Great job and that box will come in handy in many ways – it could hold anything from a computer engineer’s flash drives to a doctor’s stethoscope, to an accountant’s financial calculator, and still be passed down for generations into the future.

Boys don’t like boxes? Where else would we keep our baseball cards, the shells we picked up at the beach and other mementos of our childhood adventures, not to mention our spare change, car keys and grandpa’s pocket watch?

Now you have four years to plan the next set of graduation gifts – maybe custom made frames for diplomas?

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#12 posted 06-28-2017 11:17 AM

Great box & thanks for the video!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#13 posted 06-29-2017 01:31 AM

I had the priviledge of seeing that box in person! True craftsmanship at its best! Can’t wait to see you and Jo again!

-- Joanne Sauvageau

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#14 posted 06-29-2017 08:18 PM

A beauty of a box. Thanks for the video.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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