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Project by aldente posted 1609 days ago 1762 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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patron

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#1 posted 1609 days ago

a box would be very nice ,

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

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1609 days ago

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

Dennis

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bamasawduster

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#3 posted 1609 days ago

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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bigike

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#4 posted 1609 days ago

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, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1609 days ago

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

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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TraumaJacques

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#6 posted 1609 days ago

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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bobthebuilder647

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#7 posted 1609 days ago

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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KnotCurser

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#8 posted 1609 days ago

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!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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blackcherry

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#9 posted 1609 days ago

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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ericandcandi

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#10 posted 1609 days ago

Fire

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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Jason

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#11 posted 1608 days ago

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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jm82435

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#12 posted 1608 days ago

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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Miket

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#13 posted 1607 days ago

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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