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Project by aldente posted 03-31-2010 10:03 PM 1844 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned some bowls out of this log awhile back. I love the grain and the spaulting, so I wanted to see what a small board looked like. Any ideas what to make with it? Some kind of box of course! I was told told it was Japenese Spaulted Maple.

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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#1 posted 03-31-2010 10:14 PM

a box would be very nice ,

it sure looks like Japanese wood ,
even has some Japanese monks on it ( pic 3 ) !

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#2 posted 03-31-2010 10:24 PM

some small jewelry cabinets
where you use this wood
as the panel in the doors
and on the drawers inside
and the rest with some
contrasting wood
just my 2cent


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#3 posted 03-31-2010 10:29 PM

I see desert scenes there. Almost looks like picture jasper. If you could find a pice of that to inlay in the top of your box, it would really set it off. 2 cents from the south.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#4 posted 03-31-2010 11:17 PM

that is some very sexy wood, me i would make a nice box with drawers and a secret compart ment behind them then another compartment over the drawers with a tray that comes out ofcourse and then make a picture frame or frames to match it.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 03-31-2010 11:29 PM

Make something you really like…we all have certain projects that push our creative buttons.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#6 posted 04-01-2010 01:10 AM

The wood inspired me to quote a great woodworker the grain reminded me of a Krenov cabinet I once saw in a galery.

form is only a beginning. It is the combination of feelings and a function; shapes and things that come to one in connection with the discoveries made as one goes into the wood, that pull it together and give meaning to form.” JK

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#7 posted 04-01-2010 01:55 AM

There is some nice designs in that wood!

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#8 posted 04-01-2010 02:19 AM

I would make a rather large bundle out of it and put it in the mail – I’ll email you my address. ;-)

Whatever you do with it, just make sure you show off that fantastic grain! Good luck!


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#9 posted 04-01-2010 03:13 AM

If you can’t decide sent some this way…LOL I know you’ll come up with something special for this lot of special wood..good luck and stay safe…Blkcherry

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#10 posted 04-01-2010 03:17 AM


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#11 posted 04-01-2010 04:45 PM

You could make a shipment…to me!
I’m sure something will come to you. I wouldn’t fret over it much.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#12 posted 04-02-2010 02:46 AM

I have to laugh at ericandcandi’s comment. I just finished a project with spalted maple and I think I agree with him… OK seriously, I like to see bookmatched door panels from this stuff – so anything with two doors.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#13 posted 04-03-2010 01:09 AM

If nothing else works out, there’s always high end toothpicks.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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