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Project by DaveTPilot posted 01-02-2011 10:55 PM 2372 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a free hand design. The handles are Ebony. Anyone want to take a stab at the other wood?

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com





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TonyWard

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 11:01 PM

Matt

Nice design.

Timber – if it was Australian I’d say Poplar with some very interesting grain!

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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bake

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 11:13 PM

very pretty.
looks like spalted maple.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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DaveTPilot

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 11:14 PM

Thanks Tony. I’m not Matt though. That is a quote from Matt Vanderlist of Matt’s Basement Workshop. He also co-hosts Woodtalk Online on the Wood Whisperer. I thought it was funny so I used it as my signature.

The wood…not poplar but that is something I loved about this wood. The grain pattern is incredible. It is nothing like I have ever seen so I thought it would be fun to see who could guess what it is. :)

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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DaveTPilot

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#4 posted 01-02-2011 11:26 PM

Thanks Bake,

I was posting the same time as you so I didn’t see your comment. I can see the similarities to spalted maple. That’s a good quess.

I will say this. It is domestic.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 12:08 AM

Dave, the grain pattern is something. The box is really cool looking. I’ll take a wild stab at Alder.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 01-03-2011 12:42 AM

I’ll take a wild stab too… Some sort of walnut? Spalted with sapwood?
Great looking box that grain is awesome.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 01-03-2011 12:47 AM

Spalted birch?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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DaveTPilot

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#8 posted 01-03-2011 01:50 AM

It’s not Alder, Walnut or Birch. Here’s another hint:

The box was cut from a solid log from a tree that was growing in my back yard. The tree died and when I cut it down and saw that amazing grain, I just had to make a bandsaw box out of it.

The wood is not sappy, it’s relatively hard and the bark is very thin. You will not find this in a lumber store.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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Cobra

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#9 posted 01-03-2011 02:14 AM

pear

-- Nathan Ward, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

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DaveTPilot

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#10 posted 01-03-2011 02:31 AM

Now we are getting closer. Check my profile for the location of my back yard.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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RussInMichigan

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#11 posted 01-03-2011 04:01 AM

Is it pecan?

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DaveTPilot

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#12 posted 01-03-2011 06:34 AM

It is Grapefruit. Very interesting wood. I have some more in the shop and plan to make a few more boxes.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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CreekWoodworker

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#13 posted 01-04-2011 02:31 AM

Grapefruit, very interesting. It’s a beautiful box.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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Matt

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#14 posted 01-06-2011 04:57 AM

I was so going to go with spalted maple, but that’s only because I’m very limited in my exposure to species outside of pine, cherry and maple…in fact spalted maple is beyond exotic to me.

We need to talk about that signature…it’s trademarked, I’ll accept the awesome box as payment.

Just kind of kidding…thanks for making my day! Really awesome box!!!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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DaveTPilot

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#15 posted 01-07-2011 01:23 AM

Matt…too funny. When I changed my signature I said to my wife, “I wonder if Matt will ever see this?”

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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