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Project by Bill posted 02-08-2013 04:27 PM 2064 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working with a friend of mine who has an engraver, and he is really good refining patterns to burn into wood. He was a little worried about the consistency of the burn since the lids have camphor to them. I am really impressed how well he did with these.

The boxes are various maples, with purple heart lids, and are 6×6x4ish. Some birdseye, some figured, some curly ambrosia.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 05:02 PM

Truly elegant. Your friend has quite the talent as do you. What a combination.

-- 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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#2 posted 02-08-2013 05:07 PM

That is a very nice box! Love the burning and the random color strip in the birdseye.

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 05:28 PM

These boxes are great… love the engraving…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 05:45 PM

You continue to evolve your style! Very delicate pattern. Well executed.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 07:02 PM

Wow, that is awesome. What type of machine does he use to do the engraving / burning?

-- MolokMot, Rocker, Woodworker, Geek

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 08:38 PM

Gorgeous boxes and impressive wood burning too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 10:58 PM

Very nice work,as usual! Really like the figured Maple. the wood burning is a nice touch.

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

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#8 posted 02-09-2013 02:20 AM

Combining your cool wood with both of your talents resulted in some very nice boxes.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 02-09-2013 02:41 AM

Stunning figure in that maple – really nice! The burning is like a crop circle on the lid…too perfect to have been done by a human…...or was it????? How DID he do that?

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#10 posted 02-09-2013 04:01 AM

Oh wow! This is pure beauty

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 02-09-2013 04:39 PM

They’re all so perfect to look at , I’d have a hard time choosing which one I wanted to buy : )
The laser engraving pattern is very well done .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#12 posted 02-11-2013 02:32 PM

Great teamwork on that gorgeous piece! Like the wood combination and the engraving is just awesome.

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#13 posted 02-11-2013 08:41 PM

Bill, these are impressive. I like teamwork boxes. This is one I made with a friend who does wood burning.


-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 04-04-2013 02:49 AM

That is a great looking box and an amazing graphic. Well done!

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