Tricky piece of wood

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Project by Maxx posted 10-21-2010 03:02 AM 1382 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not sure what wood this is – but the piece had been hanging around the garage for a long time. I kept going back to it and sanding it and then putting it down again. Wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. Finally, I just decided to do something – and this is what I ended up with. It’s a piece of crotch wood, so it has the two branches – and a lot of wonderful color. I made the top swivel and decided to put a rare earth magnet to hold it closed. The larger cubby is standard band saw style. Cut off the back, cut out the inside and glue the back on. For the smaller cubby, I used a forstner bit in the drill press – and just drilled it out. It was fun to finally get something out of a favorite piece of wood. Oh – and a gratuitous picture of the cat. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 03:52 AM

What a great idea, I like the pivoting lid.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 09:57 AM

The felt you lined your cat with is absolutely gorgeous.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 01:22 AM

I was wondering how you were going to use that piece. I like it a lot!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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