Turn boxes(Estoraque)

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Project by peruturner posted 09-27-2009 11:28 PM 1826 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this is a bunch of boxes I made this week in left overs from Estoraque wood,they are 4×6”4×4”7×4” really nice to turn and finnish,notice the they are raized because I ussually finnish the bottom later when totally dry,now they are 75%,thanks

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#1 posted 09-28-2009 01:07 AM

have you ever given microwave drying a try? good for instant gratification =)...beautiful pieces btw, so jealous of that wood you get for free or close to it

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#2 posted 09-28-2009 01:14 AM

I like that wood. Is it a type of rosewood?

-- Bill, WV

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#3 posted 09-28-2009 02:29 AM

Thanks for the comments
1- yes I have tried microwaving but not in woods like this they are too dense and when heated a blood like liquid comes out(balsam use for medicinal uses) see in the web Estoraque wood or balsamo wood
2- I really dont know maybe related to it
here that wood is used for flooring,rail beams.mining uses like posts etc,is very heavy a chair made from it would be terribly heavy, mostly is used as flooring wood,but if you know how to turn this no sweat but is very hard ,thats why I turn wet,otherwise be ready to suffer,if you dont have really sharp tools it make you wish you never started to turn,lol

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#4 posted 09-28-2009 02:31 AM

super turnings and great wood.

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#5 posted 09-28-2009 02:31 AM

Wow! Beautiful wood and great turnings. Thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#6 posted 09-28-2009 05:32 AM

Thanks huff, I sure could get some tips from you in making those bandsaw boxes,never made one ,soon will try to make one I really like them a lot

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#7 posted 09-28-2009 08:11 AM

Fantastic little boxes. Lots of great designs. Love that wood. Outstanding job.

Keep it up.


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

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#8 posted 09-28-2009 11:22 AM

Very nice turns and spectacular wood colors.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 09-28-2009 02:10 PM

They came out great

The wood is fantastic.


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

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