Walnut/Maple Box, Cutting Board

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Project by Chaotic posted 1970 days ago 1714 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Couple of the other pieces I made with the burned up walnut, and a picture of the material I got it from in the rough.

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#1 posted 1970 days ago

That walnut has some fantastic grain in it. I like both the box and the cutting board. Great save…..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 1970 days ago

Very nice. Both pieces turned out great. I never would have thought to try and save that scrap..

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#3 posted 1970 days ago

Pretty nice. You don’t usually see the dovetails facing the front.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 1970 days ago

That is so fun to take a chunk of wood like that and turn it into something beautiful. Excellent!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 1970 days ago

Very nice projects. I think as “green’ woodworkers we need to make more use of ugly duckling wood. A beautiful piece of walnut like this deserves a better end than a landfill.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#6 posted 1969 days ago

Nice work, I agree with Gary, the dovetails out are great great. What kind of finish did you use on the box? and the board?

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#7 posted 1969 days ago


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 1969 days ago

The finish is wipe on gloss poly for the box. 1:4 wax to mineral oil on the cutting board.

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#9 posted 1968 days ago

How did the walnut get burned? I especially love that box, what a little gem. Really like those forward-facing dovetails.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 1950 days ago

Sweet little box …do you have anymore pix of it ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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