Lidded Box From Plum

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Project by AaronSKuehn posted 10-17-2015 09:50 PM 1140 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine has a friend who has had a dead plum tree in his yard for years. My friend suggested they cut it down and give me the wood to see if I could do anything with it.

This is my first experience with plum and boy is it ever nice to work with. Reminds me of turning cherry. I made this lidded box as a gift back to the family who owned the tree.

-- Aaron

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#1 posted 10-17-2015 10:40 PM

Nice job with a nice piece of wood.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 10-18-2015 10:26 AM


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#3 posted 10-18-2015 03:59 PM

Very nice rustic piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 10-18-2015 08:27 PM

Beautiful piece and giving back to the folks who gave you the wood is the best thank you that you could have done.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 10-19-2015 04:13 AM

Beautiful job

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#6 posted 12-14-2015 02:13 AM

I’ve got a chance to score a fairly large plum tree that’s dying. Has anyone worked with this wood for anything besides turning (I don’t have a lathe)? I’m wondering how it is to work with re: planing, screw-holding, gluing, etc??
Any help would be much appreciated before I invest the labor necessary to harvest this tree.
Cabbies Woodshop

-- Jim, Altadena, CA

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