Box elder hollow form

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 08-20-2009 11:04 PM 1687 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box elder hollow form is a commissioned piece that I just finished. Measures 14 inches tall and 10 inches wide at its broadest point. All the hollowing was done through a 1” diameter hole and the wall thickness is a uniform 1/4” thick. I sanded this piece down to 600 grit and applied two coats of Deft clear satin finish followed by 6 coats of Deft clear gloss finish. The red streaks of the box elder swirl from the top to the bottom of the piece and completely around the piece.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 08-20-2009 11:06 PM

Another great piece Jeff, love that shine on that finish! Anyone seen my sunglasses? :-)

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 11:14 PM

wow that is a really amazing piece, those red and orange stripes really pop.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 08-21-2009 12:43 AM

Very Nice!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 08-21-2009 01:28 AM

Beautiful Job! Isn’t Box Elder a beautiful wood with all the coloring!!

The SedcoKid

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 08-21-2009 01:46 AM

Jeff, Awesome!! The grain and color of the box elder is amazing. Great piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#6 posted 08-21-2009 02:16 AM

This is beautiful! Reminds me of Triferns stuff~!

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#7 posted 08-21-2009 02:19 AM

almost like a piece of marble, not wood. Beautiful execution.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#8 posted 08-21-2009 02:22 AM

Excellent finish…a beautiful piece….exquisite…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 08-21-2009 02:40 AM

Very nice piece. Well done.

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#10 posted 08-21-2009 03:09 AM

Hey Jeff
Very cool great job.

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#11 posted 08-21-2009 03:13 AM


-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#12 posted 08-21-2009 03:15 AM

You guys are making me envious with these Box Elder projects. I have got to find me some box elder lumber or trees somewhere. I just love that red streak in that lumber. Beautiful job on this hollow form.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#13 posted 08-21-2009 04:01 AM

A very nice looking piece.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#14 posted 08-21-2009 05:39 AM

Beautiful job! This is a fantastic design and turning! The wood is exquisite and the finish is almost blinding. It looks more like glass then wood.

Once more, you out did yourself. Keep up the great work. You are an insparation for us all.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#15 posted 08-21-2009 12:41 PM

Beautiful turning. Love the color, nice photography too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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