Tiger maple boxes

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Project by RootandBranch posted 09-15-2015 04:30 PM 1213 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small boxes made from leftovers. 6×3, routered out the interior and flocked. I used walnut danish oil on them to see if it would pop the curl. Seems to have worked nicely. Thanks

-- Don, -

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#1 posted 09-15-2015 05:02 PM

These turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 09-15-2015 05:15 PM

Beautiful boxes and you call that lovely tiger maple SCRAP ?


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 09-15-2015 09:44 PM

Love the curl. You might give aniline dye (water or oil) a try on some of the maple also. It can do a nice job popping the grain also.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#4 posted 09-16-2015 02:16 AM

Very nice.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#5 posted 09-16-2015 04:45 PM

Nice! You milled out the interior of a billet of maple?!? My hero! That’s a lot of hogging out. Love that curl.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 09-16-2015 06:58 PM

Thanks all.

Aniline dye is on my list of things to try. I still have some “scrap” pieces to play with.

As for the milling. Kind of a pain but I build a jig and cut out 1/4” at a time. They’re only a little over an inch deep so not too bad.

-- Don, -

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 01:35 AM

I love tiger maple ;-) Nice boxes.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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