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Chinquapin Tool Tote

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Project by Arookar posted 05-20-2014 10:58 PM 1177 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I usually like to carve the handle for these totes, but I opted for a simple oak dowel this time. It works. I just love the way chinquapin takes a finish. After sanding thru the grits it is a nebulous white box. Wipe it down with some Danish Oil and it turns into an amazing piece. Chinquapin (this batch was slightly spalted) has a wonderful old-timey look to the grain that makes it seem ancient. Love it. The 1/8” mahogany dowel pins are more for looks than joinery. I made two of these but didn’t get a pic of the second one yet.

-- The only gift is a portion of thyself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)





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#1 posted 05-21-2014 12:20 AM

Very nice. I jus cut 2 chinquapin trees getting some nice logs.

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