Spalted Beech Box

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Project by robert triplett posted 01-27-2010 06:39 AM 1936 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got some Spalted Beech from Allen Tomaszek at Milwaukee Woodworks. I like to try try different types of wood. Too bad it can cost as much to ship as it does for the wood!! The accent wood is Padauk. I used 3 applications of Watco Danish Oil. The color of the wood is really nice. The Padauk around the lid is a ‘design opportunity’ that occurred when the original idea didn’t pan out.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 06:44 AM

cool box and great wood

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 07:26 AM

Never met a box I didn’t like even when I was confused. Like, is this beech or maple? The Paduak design op really was a great recovery. Good work Robert.


-- Jim

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 07:39 AM

The front of that box is exceptionally pretty.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#4 posted 01-27-2010 12:35 PM

Very Nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 01-27-2010 01:06 PM

nice work

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 01-27-2010 02:20 PM

Very nice box. I have some spalted maple that is very similar to your beech and have been wondering what to do with it. I like how it looks when accented by the padauk on your box.

-- John, UP of Michigan

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#7 posted 01-27-2010 03:03 PM

Thats a great piece of spalted wood. I like the accents too.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#8 posted 01-27-2010 06:18 PM

You did that gorgeous wood justice with that well crafted box.

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#9 posted 01-27-2010 07:26 PM

A beautiful box and one of several other really nice ones you have posted so far.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-28-2010 08:23 AM

Fantastic box. Great woods and design…er I mean re-design. Nice save.

Keep it up.


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

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