Spalted Tamarind Box

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Project by Andy posted 04-17-2016 11:56 AM 528 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first box I have made out of any kind of spalted wood. The parts where the fungus has eaten through are a little softer but It turned very well. After turning this I took it off of the lathe and used my homemade danish oil for the finish.

Box measurements:
Outside (with lid on) 3 1/4” tall with a 2 3/4” diameter
Inside 2 1/4” deep with 2 3/16” diameter bore.

-- Andy Smith

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#1 posted 04-17-2016 12:41 PM

Nice match up with the spalted grain. Sometimes those can be a bit tricky. Nice turning.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 04-17-2016 02:26 PM

It’s looking good on the bottom,too bad you did not make the top with the bottom side.Looks very good to me anyway.

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#3 posted 04-17-2016 02:29 PM

I thought the same thing after I perted off the lid, I said dang that should have been the bottom. Oh well.

-- Andy Smith

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#4 posted 04-17-2016 03:22 PM

Excellent box, Andy. I love that spalted wood!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-17-2016 05:36 PM

Great job, beautiful wood.

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 04-17-2016 05:41 PM


-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#7 posted 04-17-2016 06:15 PM

It’s a beautiful box and a very striking 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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#8 posted 04-18-2016 12:39 AM

Looks great.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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