|Project by cut3times||posted 07-10-2010 10:57 PM||4222 views||50 times favorited||46 comments|
I just made a box out of Monterillo and maple. Monterillo is a rare hardwood that comes from Ecuador. It is rare because the tree seldom gets large enough to produce lumber of a good size for woodworking. I found it is very unforgiving if you hand plane against the grain. It will rip out chunks. It has figure like no other wood I have used. I won this wood at my local Woodworking guild in a raffle. I should mention that parts of the box design came from a woodmagazine July 2008.
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