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Burl Box with Metal Foot (my first foot!)

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Project by NoWhiskeyWoodworking posted 10-11-2021 12:07 PM 525 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I usually have a couple projects cooking (I’m still using woodworking to keep my mind off whiskey evenings – which has become arguably easier as I near 6 months of sobriety on Friday) so forgive the frequent posts.

This came out of an odd-shaped piece of burl from my neighbor’s mother’s wood pile. Had no idea what it was going to be and even thought bowl at first. Then, I saw where it could be a box.

Just my own opinion… it could be one of my best. And I’m still slow cutting those lids off with a pruning saw.

The lighter base, interior and back were coated with Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish before polyurethane to keep the wood from darkening.

Initially, the piece was very balanced, but tipped a little bit to one side. I didn’t want to grind the base down any farther, so I ordered and attached my first foot… and I really like how it looks.

I already had someone make an offer on this one, but I’m not ready to part with it yet!

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."





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TZH

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#1 posted 10-11-2021 12:33 PM

Incredible creativity!!!! And beautiful, to boot!!

TZH

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#2 posted 10-11-2021 01:10 PM

Thank you very much! Had to study it for awhile, but I spotted the box within.


Incredible creativity!!!! And beautiful, to boot!!

TZH

- TZH


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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gdaveg

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#3 posted 10-11-2021 02:23 PM

Interesting piece. I really like it.

I admire your goals and resolve.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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mtnwild

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#4 posted 10-11-2021 02:49 PM

This one is great !

Love the foot, looks like some kind of creature from the swamp…

Really good looking the way you figured out the design, good eye…cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#5 posted 10-11-2021 03:02 PM

Thank you, Dave!


Interesting piece. I really like it.

I admire your goals and resolve.

- gdaveg


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#6 posted 10-11-2021 03:03 PM

As always, thank you. The one I roughed out this morning will be pretty plain by comparison, but I’m seriously considering a music box.

Is that cliche?

This one is great ! Love the foot, looks like some kind of creature from the swamp… Really good looking the way you figured out the design, good eye…cool man…

- mtnwild


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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swirt

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#7 posted 10-12-2021 12:30 AM

I like the variation in the wood. Smooth to textured and the variation in color. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#8 posted 10-12-2021 12:39 AM

Thank you! I appreciate you taking a look.


I like the variation in the wood. Smooth to textured and the variation in color. Well done.

- swirt


-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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