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Project by Nick424 posted 11-13-2016 12:15 PM 1261 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had never heard of Popcorn Sapele before. But that is what he told me. When my brother came up from South Carloina last week he had been to his local Woodcraft store and picked it up. A small box like this does not look as nice as the whole board did. Toby worked with me to make this for him, and I get to keep what is left of the small board. He also left two other used boards that will be seen later. Danish oil and wax for the finish.

Thanks for looking, Nick





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#1 posted 11-13-2016 12:36 PM

Very nice. I really like the base. Basic question on that – what tool do you use to create the unique shape?

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#2 posted 11-13-2016 01:25 PM

Truly awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-13-2016 01:26 PM



Very nice. I really like the base. Basic question on that – what tool do you use to create the unique shape?

- BB1


Hi BB1,
I use a band saw (Delta 14” with 1/4” blade) to cut it and my belt sander to take out all the marks. On the short end my can of wax is the right size for the arc and on the front I try to strike an arc that leaves about the same amount of wood for the little foot. Every box is a little different size because I just go by what I can get out of the board I have.

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#4 posted 11-13-2016 01:52 PM

Beautiful box. Cool job on the way you made the feet.

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

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#5 posted 11-13-2016 03:15 PM

looks great

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#6 posted 11-13-2016 03:43 PM

Thanks…was thinking it was done on a bandsaw. Another tool for my wishlist.

Very nice. I really like the base. Basic question on that – what tool do you use to create the unique shape?

- BB1

Hi BB1,
I use a band saw (Delta 14” with 1/4” blade) to cut it and my belt sander to take out all the marks. On the short end my can of wax is the right size for the arc and on the front I try to strike an arc that leaves about the same amount of wood for the little foot. Every box is a little different size because I just go by what I can get out of the board I have.

- Nick424


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#7 posted 11-13-2016 04:20 PM

Great job! I love the contrasting woods. I too have never heard of popcorn sapele … I have always known this to be pomelle figure.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#8 posted 11-13-2016 05:54 PM



Great job! I love the contrasting woods. I too have never heard of popcorn sapele … I have always known this to be pomelle figure.

- Ron Aylor


I was given that name, and the wood by my brother. He could have given me an incorrect name for the wood.

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#9 posted 11-13-2016 06:56 PM

This is a fantastic box, Nick, and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#10 posted 11-13-2016 07:03 PM

Looks good. I agree that they probably meant pomelle Sapele.

-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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#11 posted 11-13-2016 09:16 PM

Nick, very nice box. I love the colors of this box, and especially love how you contoured the bottom. Great idea which really catches the eye!

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#12 posted 11-13-2016 11:10 PM

Cool I like it.

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#13 posted 11-14-2016 02:13 AM

Beautiful box. Well done : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#14 posted 11-14-2016 09:39 AM

Our woodshop uses an amazing amount of sapele, we have only run across one piece of pomelli in ten years and it was amazing from one end to the other. I wish I could find a consistent supply of it but it seems rate

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#15 posted 11-15-2016 07:39 PM

Nick what wax do you use if you don’t mind me asking. Thanks Jeff

-- jeff robinson, panama city, fl

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