Burl Top Box

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Project by doubleDD posted 06-30-2020 01:25 PM 339 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece of Mora started out to be a small bowl for storing things in. It has some beautiful looking grain so I thought I would turn it into a box. I found a scrap piece of figured Africian mahogany and glued on a thin piece of Maple burl and turned it so the burl was the center of the top. I ended up liking it. 4 1/2’’ dia. x 3 1/2’’ h. My neighbors are nice people and are expecting their first child next week so I think I’ll give it to them.
Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 06-30-2020 01:44 PM

Nice lidded box, Dave!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-30-2020 01:56 PM

Great work Dave. The wood is lovely!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 06-30-2020 02:40 PM

Beautiful Dave and a very nice present for the neighbors.

-- 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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#4 posted 06-30-2020 02:56 PM

Good finish on the box Dave, really shows off how nice the wood is.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 06-30-2020 03:07 PM

Great combination!

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#6 posted 06-30-2020 03:14 PM

Beautiful work Dave! Love that nice grain! The top reminds me of a flying saucer! Are you sure you don’t have one captured in that box! Just kidding as usual!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 06-30-2020 03:36 PM

You realy found beautiful piece….turned into something even more beautiful….Very interesting and unique shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 06-30-2020 04:42 PM

Nice box Dave, I’m a big fan of figured wood and this top looks great. Thanks for sharing!

-- Rich

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#9 posted 06-30-2020 04:42 PM

Slick, maybe a good place for the new parents to store the reserve of pacifiers, or not.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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#10 posted 06-30-2020 05:27 PM


-- Mark

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#11 posted 06-30-2020 06:40 PM

Nice thing, Dave! For some reason it makes me think of a Devo Energy Dome (which were really just flower pots), but with much prettier grain.

Are we not men?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#12 posted 06-30-2020 06:45 PM

good looking bowl/box storage unit – they will love I’m sure

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#13 posted 06-30-2020 09:07 PM

Very nice box Dave. The burl looks great!

-- Daniel P

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#14 posted 06-30-2020 09:16 PM

Thanks Jim and Ken.

Thanks Lee. I’m hoping to give it to them today.

Thanks John and Splintergroup.

Thanks Tony. Maybe that will give me some good practice when I make that flying saucer soon. If there was one inside the box I would set them free, they’re my friends you know. LOL.

Thanks Rich1955. I have some niece pieces of burl around but I hate to waste even the smallest piece. So today it said it wanted to be part of a lid.

Thanks Ivan.

Brian, that idea could be a reality. I’ll mention it to them. LOL.

Thanks Mark.

Hi Dave, I looked energy dome up. Maybe it can be a freedom dome? hahaha

Thanks Dick. I’m sure they’re be happy to receive it. I guess it’d always the thought.

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

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#15 posted 06-30-2020 11:16 PM

Nice one Dave

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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