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Simply beautiful. I would have never guessed you could get that wood out of that burl. Who wouldn't want a box like that? I'd buy something just to put in it.
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Beautiful box, Malcolm. Just amazing wood grain with a perfect finish. I've tried using "finishing nail" hinges. Luckily I put the nails in with the lid in the closed position because wide open the lid is out of whack a little. It was just a box for clothespins though, not anywhere near the class of your build.

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There's nothing that I can add to all of the above compliments.

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Absolutely beautiful. It looks like your corners are mitered. Did you do anything to reinforce the miters.
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Remarkable!!!

You are a real artisan.
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Malcolm,

Beautiful! I have never worked with burls. How did you make the initial cuts and get the burl into workable pieces?

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For the mitered corners, I just put Titebond II glue and left it clamped up for 24 hours to ensure the glue was cured.

As far as working with the wood..as I said a friend used a chainsaw to cut several pieces. I use the jointer that has spiral cutter head to smooth the wood. The pieces that I was working with were probably 2" thick on one edge and 3" thick on the other. I decided which side had the best grain and after flattening that side and an edge to go with it I ran it through the bandsaw to slice off boards. The planer that I used (DeWalt 735) also has a spiral cutter head. Otherwise the wood would have gotten torn badly.
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That is a great looking box, I love the figure in that piece.
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