Walnut Burl Ring Box
This is my “Walnut Burl” Ring Box. It measures 3 1/2” x 3 1/2” and is 2” high. There are 56 pieces on this box. The pieces are all the “full size” diamonds and triangles, except for the 16 half size triangles around the bottom. It is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of clear wiping varnish rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base. So they hold up much better than a thin veneer.
The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the box, from the center out. On this box is “Walnut Burl” from Missouri. The grain, which has a marbled look, makes the design on this box.
On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw. My brother helped me make the saw around 1992.
The inside is lined with black velveteen. It has 3 “ring pads” on the bottom forming 2 slots about 2 ½” long, for rings.
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