Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Maple Burl & Bubinga Boxes

Dominic Greco in Richboro PA
>Hi Everyone,

Below are some pictures of (2) boxes I completed this past weekend. The first was turned from Maple Burl and features a Walnut Finial. I also used turquoise powder and CA Glue to fill some of the voids.

The second was turned from Bubinga and features a Dogwood finial. Since Bubinga is a nice dense hardwood, I decided to try to add some chatterwork details to the underside of the lid, as well as the base. I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of using that darn chatter tool! One big help was the relative hardness of the Bubinga.

Maple Burl box with Walnut Finial, and Bubinga Box with Dogwood Finial

Bottom view of Maple Burl box with Walnut Finial, and Bubinga Box with Dogwood Finial




Maple Burl Box Specs:

Outer dia.: 4 3/4"

Height: 6" (including 2 1/4" Walnut finial)

Wall thickness: 3/16"

Base dia.: 2 1/4"

Sanding Method: Sanded to 12000 Grit (MicroMesh).

Finish: PSI's Lacquer Sealer

Final: Buffed with White Diamond then given a coat of Renaissance wax


Bubinga Box Specs:

Outer dia.: 3 1/4"

Height: 5" (including 2 1/4" Dogwood finial)

Wall thickness: 3/16"

Base dia.: 1 1/8"

Sanding Method: Sanded to 12000 Grit (MicroMesh).

Finish: PSI's Lacquer Sealer

Final: Buffed with White Diamond then given a coat of Renaissance wax


Of the two, I favor the Bubinga box. I think I got the shape just right. I think the base of the maple burl box could have been "lighter". It comes off as sort of bulky. What are your thoughts?

Thanks for viewing.

See ya around,

My ugly mug

Dominic

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