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BRENDA's BOX - A touch of Malay

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 1493 days ago 1317 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 2nd box from 7 boxes for my relatives…. Made from recycled Malaysian wood (unidentifed) became as the sides, the top is Narra, and the bottom is GEMILINA (Eucalyptus .. not sure in English) OFF YOU GO TO USA. Have a nice owner..

Amazingly, the endgrains on the side corner where the dovetail are (see photo 4), created a very unique monochrome combination. The spalted condition of the Malaysian wood are straight and having a nice contrast of black and yellow combination. Also on the bottom (See photo 6), Gemilina wood created a clean center and spalted on the sides. I took this combination to match the cover which is Narra. Instead of making frames for the cover, I use the sap portion of Narra which is white to match the Gemilina white bottom border.

Hope you like this one as you do in the first…

-- Bert





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cwdance1

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#1 posted 1493 days ago

Beautiful wood, great job.

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lilredweldingrod

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#2 posted 1493 days ago

Lucky Brenda! These are sure to give a portion of you to each recipient. They are most fortunate to have you give them such nice memories of the family and Doris. I hope you had a nice visit under the circumstances.
Love to all, Rand

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#3 posted 1493 days ago

Nice blend of wood…pretty cool.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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BertFlores58

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#4 posted 1493 days ago

Rand and Pops,
This box is actually going to California where both of you resides. Brenda, Gilda, and Alvin live in Sacramento, California.

Thanks,

-- Bert

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Popsnsons

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#5 posted 1493 days ago

They’re going to like their surprises.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#6 posted 1492 days ago

Gorgeous box, nice corners. Well made and nice finish.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 1485 days ago

Bert, if I may ask a question – I may be moving to Malaysia in the next year…

Is it difficult to source Western woodworking products (tablesaws/planes/drills/jointers) in SE Asia? I’m wondering if I need to plan on bringing over a shop with me. Specifically was thinking of buying a Saw Stop contractor saw before heading over.

Thanks – Nathan

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