Spalted Curly Blood Red Box Elder

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Project by Sawmillnc posted 08-27-2010 01:49 AM 1695 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Salad bowl from a nice piece of Box Elder that so happened to have curl as well. I have several like this on ebay available.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#1 posted 08-27-2010 02:06 AM

The red in that bowl is awesome! Do you happen to know what causes this?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 08-27-2010 02:12 AM

Fungus. The fungus on the tree is also red.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#3 posted 08-27-2010 02:43 AM

It looks like you just had a nice fat, bloody steak in it. lol. awesome

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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#4 posted 08-27-2010 02:57 AM

Wow, that is great looking wood.
You have any boxelder forsale?
I would love to build a box out of it.

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#5 posted 08-27-2010 03:18 AM

That is pretty. Nice fired up Box Elder.


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#6 posted 08-27-2010 03:34 AM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-27-2010 05:58 AM

Never seen a red like that, very nice.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 08-27-2010 06:45 AM

A one of a kind, beautiful!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 08-27-2010 04:16 PM

Nice job.

I have some box elder that looks like this.

Box Elder is a very under appreciated wood. Many people don’t know how beautiful it can be.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#10 posted 08-27-2010 10:44 PM

Thanks all..It is in the Acer family (Acer negundo) and turns like any other maple except it has more going on in terms of spalt and figure, curly and quilt and worm track.

Love this wood.

-- Kyle Edwards,, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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