Chestnut glasses case

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Project by ward63 posted 11-05-2010 04:54 AM 2306 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received a piece of Japanese chestnut to make a glasses case.
The wood originally was 8mm thick x 1 meter long. I cut it in half
and used it for the case, then resawed the leftovers into 2, 3mm slices.
It’s finished with carnauba wax

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#1 posted 11-05-2010 05:33 AM

I have never seen Japanese Chestnut, WOW, just beautiful! Nice job on this little box…...

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#2 posted 11-05-2010 06:14 AM

Hey nice job! the Grain really popped with the carnauba wax finish.


-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#3 posted 11-05-2010 06:34 AM

That is beautiful. I like how the simple design shows off the wood.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#4 posted 11-05-2010 09:55 AM

Beautiful project, something to keep in mind when I get my bi-focals later this year… :)

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#5 posted 11-05-2010 01:32 PM

Nice job with that piece of wood. That is a nice curl, shown well.
I really like that you posted a view of the wood prior to the product.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 11-05-2010 01:58 PM

Beautiful work!

-- Al, Culpeper VA

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#7 posted 11-05-2010 02:06 PM

Very Nice! I too never seen Japanese Chestnut before…. That is gorgeous!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 02:24 PM

Thank you all !!!
Any ideas on what to make with the 2, 3mm slices?

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 02:30 PM

Wow! The wood… the case. Simply gorgeous.
I bet it feels as nice as it looks.

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#10 posted 11-05-2010 03:45 PM

super looking case great wood too.

-- Custom furniture

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