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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 10-21-2015 01:53 AM 1579 views 11 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is constructed of 1/8” spalted maple laminated to 3/8” walnut, with bloodwood for the inlaid corners. The lid is lift-off friction-fit.There is no finish on the box other than buffing and waxing on my three-wheel system. I generally start with an oil finish, but I liked the natural color of the wood and didn’t want to darken it any more than necessary.

I titled it “Silky” because that is how it feels to the touch. There is nothing quite like buffed and waxed maple for a wonderful sensory experience.

Thanks for looking. As always, comments and questions welcome.

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

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#1 posted 10-21-2015 02:10 AM

Very beautiful work. Great wood, great job!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-21-2015 02:24 AM

That is some nice spalted maple Charlie .
I just love spalted wood but seldom find any and in the stores they want a fortune for it .
This one sort of reminds me of a map very eye catching .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 10-21-2015 02:57 AM

Really nice Charlie, great box!

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#4 posted 10-21-2015 03:05 AM

Great box and I really like the spalted maple. The finish looks fantastic.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 10-21-2015 03:07 AM

Great looking project, beautiful figured wood. Another masterpiece!

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#6 posted 10-21-2015 03:19 AM

Colours and grains are beautiful. The box is very simple but yet so outstanding.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 10-21-2015 03:24 AM

Thank you all!

Klaus, I have never been able to find spalted lumber locally. I get it on eBay.

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

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#8 posted 10-21-2015 04:51 AM

Beautiful box and ….wood. Well done sir.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 10-21-2015 05:06 AM

Great looking box.

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#10 posted 10-21-2015 05:30 AM

Awesome box. Great combo of woods.

-- 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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#11 posted 10-21-2015 06:18 AM

A definite masterpiece!
I would like to touch it, the name just begs a touch.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 10-21-2015 06:57 AM

Lovely, Charlie. Just lovely.

-- Mark

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#13 posted 10-21-2015 06:59 AM

Spalted AND figured? NICE. Beautifully showcased, Charlie!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 10-21-2015 11:05 AM

Outstanding spalted maple and you used it well!

Hmmm….To my eye that sure looks more like Paduak than Bloodwood…?
Either way its a nice contrast :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#15 posted 10-21-2015 11:53 AM

This is what you get when you mix an artisan and a craftsman. I find it very inspiring.

-- Tim

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