Shoulda been a different wood...

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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 01-28-2016 12:36 AM 1534 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to make a lighter colored wood box and these two woods happened to be in the lumber pile.
Birdseye Maple and Lacewood.
I ordered some Leopardwood a while back from Woodworkers source and they sent me this Lacewood…I guess thinking I would not know the difference…BIG difference. If they don’t know the difference then I feel sorry for them…but maybe they were just trying to get over. It is like a pale and soft version of Leopardwood and the flecks are on the edge of the board (quarter swan) Hope they don’t deal with referrals…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 12:47 AM

Leopardwood – lacewood ?
I don’t know the difference either but that’s yet another great looking box -and there you go with your wood hinges again
Did I mention that I like it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 12:49 AM

Reminds me of orange sherbet for some reason. A little ray flecking never hurts. Good stuffs.

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#3 posted 01-28-2016 02:34 AM

You may not be happy with your supplier, but the box looks great !

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 03:12 AM

I’m betting this will be a favorite in your sales because it’s so subtle?

It’s gonna be another top 3…Oh Dah! LOL!

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#5 posted 01-28-2016 04:19 AM

I like it but I do like your stronger coloured boxes better.
It seems a little anaemic compared to most of your work ….. IMHO
.... but I still like it …..

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 01-28-2016 02:43 PM

The wood may be wrong but the box sure isn’t. Sure hope your supplier made it right

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