Box Elder Pot

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Project by wlhutch posted 03-17-2011 11:28 PM 1656 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes you never know what surprises are revealed in a piece of wood. I picked this up while walking my dog – thinking it would be practice material. The form is about 5” in height and is finished with oil and wax.

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#1 posted 03-18-2011 12:08 AM

that is very nice wood,,great colors and grain

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 03-18-2011 12:28 AM

hi great job love the wood great color what type of wood is it nice shape

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#3 posted 03-18-2011 12:33 AM

wow nice pot


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#4 posted 03-18-2011 12:34 AM

Very nice, that box elder has some nice color.

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

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#5 posted 03-18-2011 03:46 AM

Wonderful project out of some outstanding wood, great job

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 07:28 AM

Gee that’s so attractive. I wonder what the red is.


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#7 posted 03-18-2011 08:17 AM

that is a lovely piece of timber treated very nicely indeed :)))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 03-18-2011 08:43 AM

man that looks great ,I have tons of that wood around , its amassing what you find in a piece wood. as I heat with wood I have several interesting logs I hop to saw with the sawmill I hop to build this summer. that box elder sure looks good.

-- Harold, Finger Lakes, NY

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#9 posted 03-18-2011 11:47 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. During the roughing-out the blank was repositioned several times to control where the coloration is placed on the finished piece.

Jordan and Branch—
Box Elder is within the maple family with cream sapwood and darker multi hued heartwood. The red/pink color is the result of a fungus.

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#10 posted 03-18-2011 11:49 AM

Good looking piece. Anytime I am in the woods, I am looking for something to use, but never seem to find things that look like that!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#11 posted 03-18-2011 12:47 PM

Nice job positioning the grain. I also like the shape of the pot.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 03-18-2011 06:56 PM

Where’d you walk your dog,...through the wood store? WOW!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#13 posted 03-18-2011 07:15 PM

That may just be the prettiest little pot that I’ve ever seen. Certainly among the top ten.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#14 posted 03-18-2011 08:32 PM

Wow, this has awesome markings. Nice save on this wood!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#15 posted 08-10-2011 06:41 AM

Gorgeous piece. I love the color of box elder. Do you find much of it in Tenn?

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

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