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Jewelry Box from Firewood, for Wife

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Project by JohnMcClure posted 11-16-2017 06:52 PM 620 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A pretty straightforward bandsaw box, with black flocking.

The finish is BLO, then shellac, then wax. The thick build of shellac gives it a really deep gloss with a silky, not plasticy, feel.
The wood came from firewood being discarded by my neighbors:
The front and back seem to be Pin Oak or Water Oak, with spalting and wormholes. It was discussed here:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/230257
The two inner layers I’ll call Spalted Silver Maple, which was very seriously discussed here:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/241898

I picked up these logs from the curb, milled them on the BS, and a few months later, this box emerged. I’d never seen such character in wood before!

Also the pull is a scrap of black walnut I got from a local sawyer.
The box will be a Christmas present for my wife.

Thanks for looking!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 11-16-2017 08:45 PM

nice – a lot of character goin on – which is what makes it nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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dannmarks

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#2 posted 11-17-2017 12:38 AM

Everything about it is wonderful. Don’t you love it when you pluck a gem out of no where like this. Beautiful job.

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#3 posted 11-17-2017 01:13 AM

Beautiful!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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