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Had a board of poplar, and I got the itch to try another torched box.

Assembled the box, fit the bottom in, and then took the propane torch to the outside. I kinda like how the scorched poplar looks.

The top is Ambrosia Maple and sits on my little corner columns inside the box.

Earlier in the summer, walking home from dropping my car at the mechanic, I came across a pile of bones near a tree in a park. I remembered the bones the other day and biked over to that park only to find that many of the bones were gone.

Still, there was a hip joint there (raccoon or possum, I'm guessing) and I decided that it might make a unique handle.

I cleaned it up with some hydrogen peroxide, drilled a divot in the top of the box, and then glued the bone into place.

Won't please everyone, but I kinda liked getting away from the twisty wood handle for this one.

Finished the whole thing in satin, spray-on poly.

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nice box van but the bone for a handle…...a little creepy id say.probably wouldn't sell well,especially woman !
 

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Nice experimentation. This has a good look to it. The bone is kind of clever. It will appeal to someone for sure.
 

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It will take a certain kinda person… but I did once sell a box that had a squirrel skull on it… so…

nice box van but the bone for a handle…...a little creepy id say.probably wouldn t sell well,especially woman !

- pottz
 

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Thanks… once I found that bone, I just couldn't not use it!

Nice experimentation. This has a good look to it. The bone is kind of clever. It will appeal to someone for sure.

- swirt
 

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I'll bet someone will go for that because it is so unique. I like the burn on the poplar better than the burn on the cedar (JMHO). You obviously can't be pigeon holed, it's cool that you keep experimenting, it seems like you get more creative as time goes by.
 

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Thanks… I do enjoy trying new things. And, I agree… the scorched poplar looks better.

I ll bet someone will go for that because it is so unique. I like the burn on the poplar better than the burn on the cedar (JMHO). You obviously can t be pigeon holed, it s cool that you keep experimenting, it seems like you get more creative as time goes by.

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Intriguingly morbid. :0).
 

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Just a little hip joint!

Intriguingly morbid. :0).

- FrenchGoattoys
 
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