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Project by Triumph1 posted 1629 days ago 3636 views 30 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had two, book-matched pieces of spalted, live edge maple left over from another box build that I just didn’t have the heart to throw in the burn pile (that happens quite often in the shop:-) So I had to come up with something to use them! It was my first time using live edge wood and I would love to use it again. A little tricky on the finishing part though. I regularly use Briwax as a final step and when it comes to the live edge it likes to build up. Anybody have any tips on finishing a live edge piece?

Once again the final outcome dictated the name. With the very prominent spalt line and the live edge the name just seemed to fit. Natures beautiful disaster.

Lid – Leopardwood, Bolivian Rosewood and Curly Maple
Body – Book-matched Spalted Maple
Legs – Walnut

Finish – Tried & True Varnish Oil buffed with Briwax

Enjoy!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!





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Wingstress

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#1 posted 1629 days ago

Very cool! I’m going to have to try something like that. Normally that is the end piece I chuck in the bin. I’m going to be staring at this one for a while and figuring out how I’m going to “borrow” that design. Any chance you could post a picture of the inside? I’m interested to know in that is one solid piece hollowed out or did you cut it up and glue it all back together? Also, what art the dimensions? Well done!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#2 posted 1629 days ago

Very creative use of otherwise burn pile wood… thanks for sharing and opening our minds to another new dimension of woodworking…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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AngelofDeath

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#3 posted 1628 days ago

love it….you just gave me a great idea for all those burl caps i got… can’t turn them all into dishes.. thanks a ton…this is awesome..

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Dan'um Style

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#4 posted 1628 days ago

a tip for the Briwax is to use a heat gun

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Gary

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#5 posted 1628 days ago

How unusual. That’s really sharp.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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majeagle1

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#6 posted 1628 days ago

OMG, this is just fantastic…............ once again, a masterpiece!
Talk about creativity, you have more in your little finger than I do in my whole body!!

Love everything about it, just a superb piece of work.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1628 days ago

A true one of a kind well done

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OutPutter

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#8 posted 1628 days ago

Very nice design and execution. Can’t quite get a fix on all the sides but I’m sure that’s just me. What did you use for the bottom? Good job.

Best,

-- Jim

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PaulfromVictor

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#9 posted 1628 days ago

That is great. Begs to be opened.

Sorry no help on the live edge. Interested to see some responses on that though.

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Triumph1

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#10 posted 1628 days ago

Wingstress…here is a picture of the top off and the bottom. The dimensions of the “box” are 2.5” x 2.5” x 2.5”. 2.5” always seems to please my eye. The bottom is made from .125” thick baltic birch. There are 4 separate sides to the piece…no hollowing out. I took the two pieces from a book matched set and cut them in two giving me the four sides. I just make sure the pieces I cut in two are right next to each other so the grain wraps around. I hope the pictures came through…first time attaching this way.

Fault Line Bottom

Fault Line Top Off

DaN...ahhhhh…a heat gun. I totally understand how that would work. Thank you very much! I will have to check out the forums also. And thank you everybody else for the extremely kind words! I am very happy you like it.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Wingstress

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#11 posted 1628 days ago

Now that’s what I’m talking about baby!!! You totally had me fooled. From the original post it looks like a solid chunk. I love the way you wrapped the grain around the corner. I wonder if you could pull the same thing off with a larger box. I’ll be saving my cutoffs for this exact project. Thanks following up on all our questions. Great job!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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scrappy

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#12 posted 1628 days ago

Fantastic box. Looks to be a LOT bigger in the first set of pics. Nice job on the live edge and wrapping the grain. Great use of small scrap pieces for a very artfull finnish.

Keep up the imaginative work.

Scrappy

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

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#13 posted 1628 days ago

Sweet, very nice design and look.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#14 posted 1627 days ago

fantastic!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#15 posted 1627 days ago

Great work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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