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Project by TheDane posted 05-12-2018 12:43 AM 784 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little box was turned from ‘Lead Wood’ ... some of the hardest, heaviest wood I have ever turned.

It is 4” tall and 2-1/2” in diameter.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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wcp

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#1 posted 05-12-2018 01:30 AM

Cool looking little box. Well done.

wcp

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 05-12-2018 01:52 AM

Looks fantastic.

Totally unfamiliar with “lead wood” though.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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woodchuckerNJ

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#3 posted 05-12-2018 01:56 AM

nice looking.
How did you do the design on the inside of the top?
quite interesting.
BTW never heard of that wood.. but it looks nice, so it looks like it might be worth the trouble.

-- Jeff NJ

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-12-2018 03:17 AM

COOL design inside the Top! You ‘turned’ it too, I presume… ??

Never heard of that wood before… sounds very dense & heavy!

Nice and simple project… I think… I like the design…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 05-12-2018 11:50 AM

Very good looking box. Well done. I have recently sees a piece made of lead wood and here is another. Where does it grow? Is it called by another name?

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 05-12-2018 01:17 PM

Gerry, this is a beautiful box and I love the design.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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TheDane

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#7 posted 05-12-2018 01:25 PM

How did you do the design on the inside of the top?

I used a Wagner tool … essentially just a machinist’s knurling tool on a handle.

Where does it grow? Is it called by another name?

Leadwood (Combretum imberbe) is native to southern Africa. I had never heard of it either until a friend gave me this piece. It is ‘on sale’ in Woodcraft’s current brochure … a 2×2 x 6 piece is marked down from $18.99 to $13.29

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Woodknack

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#8 posted 05-12-2018 04:17 PM

Handsome wood and nice proportions on the box.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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mafe

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#9 posted 05-12-2018 05:02 PM

Another beauty.
What wonderful wood.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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John

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#10 posted 05-22-2018 03:14 AM

Great looking box Gerry!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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