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I had an odd-shaped piece of burl that had me wondering what I might do with it.

Sometimes the wood just tells you what it needs to be, so I combined my recent interest in boxes/hinges with my bowl interest.

So, that pistachio fiend in your family (in my family, that's me) has access to snacks and a handy receptacle for the shell pieces.

Not sure if this is just stupid, fun or both. I found I didn't worry as much about artistry when dealing with something so utilitarian.

This project did give me a chance to try lacquer, which I liked working with. Probably needs a third coat, but here it is… (well, above in the gallery).



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That is clever. Utilitarian and beautiful at the same time.