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Using another piece of gall wood that I found, I used my clamp system and Sawzall to make the box shape (which I then ground more or less square with my grinder.

Cut the lid off with a pruning saw.

One change? Instead of having the inside be a bowl, I used Forstner bit to make the inside a little more box-like.

I'm pleased with the results.

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In the spirit of Halloween's month, I'm toying with the idea of adding this skull.

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Man, you really find some great looking chunks of wood…

Good looking box, keep it up, very nice…
 

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Thanks! I think the wood masks the imperfections of my process! The wood certainly doesn't look like much when I find it, but I know the gold underneath.

Man, you really find some great looking chunks of wood…

Good looking box, keep it up, very nice…

- mtnwild
 

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Gorgeous work is an UNDERSTATEMENT!

That belongs in an art gallery!
 

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Thank you so much! That means a great deal to me.

Gorgeous work is an UNDERSTATEMENT!

That belongs in an art gallery!

- ralbuck
 

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So a piece like the one in your hand is similar in size to the boxes you have been posting? I guess I thought you were using larger burl sized (bigger than a bowling ball) pieces.

 

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The one in my hand wouldn't make a very large box… probably is too small.

But the pieces I use for the boxes are probably the size of say a football?

They shrink quite a bit when that nasty bark gets cut away.

So a piece like the one in your hand is similar in size to the boxes you have been posting? I guess I thought you were using larger burl sized (bigger than a bowling ball) pieces.



- therealSteveN
 

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The figuring and spalting give your piece astounding character.
 

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Thank you! I very much believe it is the wood (not the woodworking) that draw people to what I'm doing.

The figuring and spalting give your piece astounding character.

- SuperJoe
 

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Looks great. I like the look of the deeper storage using the forstner bit.
 

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It's definitely one of a kind! Did you stabilize the burl?
 

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I did not stabilize it.
 
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