Spalted beech lidded box mk2

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Project by Jim88 posted 05-11-2016 10:23 PM 627 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at a lidded box from a spalted beech blank i had. It’s approx 3.5” wide and 6” tall, i cant see myself using this timber again for a box like this. I found it very difficult to get a tight fitting joint as the wood is so fragile and flaky, it didn’t leave a very smooth service inside despite having freshly sharpened tools. Its finished in friction polish with an Iroko finial on top .

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#1 posted 05-11-2016 10:37 PM

Nice box. If you can stabilize the soft parts in the wood in some way it can make turning alot easier and you can get better cuts that way but you did a good job anyhow.

-- Andy Smith

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#2 posted 05-11-2016 10:54 PM

That is really sharp looking. I just love spalted wood.

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#3 posted 05-11-2016 11:53 PM

nicely done

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 05-12-2016 06:44 AM

I like spalted wood projects. There are so many different ‘natural’ patterns.Nice cup.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 05-12-2016 10:26 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 05-12-2016 03:17 PM

That is a good looking box nicely done.

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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