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Project by longgone posted 08-08-2010 06:38 AM 1722 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here the spalted oak so I top was supposed …linseed oil.

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#1 posted 08-08-2010 06:45 AM

That is the first time i have seen spalted oak it looks great

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#2 posted 08-08-2010 06:56 AM

Actually, it does look like a tree…so what exactly does spalted mean? Whatever, it’s sure nice looking.


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#3 posted 08-08-2010 07:09 AM

Splated lumber comes from trees that were either cut or have fallen and have sat out in damp conditions for quite a while. The spalting somes from dampness getting into the wood for an extended time and causing mold or mildew that changes the color and darkens the grain.

Some people might have more of a technical explanation but this is how I understand it. The oak I have comes from trees that were knocked down during August 29, 2005 when hurricane Katrina hit us in Louisiana. I will never forget it because it destroyed everything I accumulated during my lifetime..
The oak I have comes from logs that sat in the woods for a couple of years before a friend with a portable sawmill and solar kiln was able to cut and dry them. I have somewhere between 400-500 bd ft of oak…alot of it quarter sawn. Some really beautiful wood !!!

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#4 posted 08-08-2010 12:25 PM

I have never seen spalted oak. I really like the grain color. Beautiful box.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 08-08-2010 01:13 PM

That is Real nice!! Never heard the term spalted. Now I know what to call the lumber I use with the same look! I have used pine with the same type grain…Thanks!!

-- Stumpybear,Petersburg PA

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#6 posted 08-08-2010 02:18 PM

Very nice, must have taken quite some time to scultp it.

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#7 posted 08-08-2010 02:27 PM

Great sculpting job. And finishing. Wow.

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#8 posted 08-08-2010 04:35 PM

Very Nice! As all your boxes are. I really like this.
I think it looks like a tree sculpture also.
Nice touch with the laminated handle.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 08-08-2010 05:25 PM

Another great box Greg.
Your sculpting does look like tree and the total box looks great.
I have a lot of spalted oak that I got reclaimed and I hope I can do it close to as much justice as you have.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#10 posted 08-09-2010 06:11 AM

As usual another great box Greg. I agree that the spalted oak looks great. Very nice grain pattern and color.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 08-09-2010 08:32 AM

I love it -and it looks like a tree image to me

-- christine

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