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Project by Dave posted 1223 days ago 2260 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was wanting to work out my new old planes. I had a piece of figured black walnut, some spalted-wormy walnut that fellow LJ William gave me along with an extremely cupped piece of apple.
It started with me planing some wormy walnut and cutting to rough dimensions.

Then dovetailing.

I needed a base and had a very cupped apple board.

I rough cut it and let the planing begin.

this bit took some time.

winding sticks are a help.

Never enough clamps;)

And some teak oil, blo and shellac

Man did that top pop! This project helped me iron out some setup issues with my planes. I want to thank William for his donation to my wife’s Kleenex storage device;)
I have about 12 hours in it. It was all done by hand tools. Thanks for viewing;)
Oh I like the transition from the apple to the sap wood of the walnut, then the top has both with some figure.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com





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bigike

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#1 posted 1223 days ago

great job the top has a very nice grain pattern on it.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Dave

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#2 posted 1223 days ago

Thank you Ike. The main piece of that board I had made my wife a bench. Now she can sit and blow her noise;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1223 days ago

Nice work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Hoakie

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#4 posted 1223 days ago

Looks awesome, great figure in the top is right.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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Dave

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#5 posted 1223 days ago

Thanks Jim. Anybody know how to get this walnut off of my skin. My hands look like they have been dipped in shoe polish.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#6 posted 1223 days ago

Thanks John. My tails don’t compare to yours;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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kosta

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#7 posted 1223 days ago

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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CampD

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#8 posted 1223 days ago

I like that walnut top, very nice

-- Doug...

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JL7

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#9 posted 1223 days ago

Hey Dave – very nicely done – fit and finish is excellent. Love how you took that crooked piece of apple and made it usable…...bet you have some leftover for another day.

Always enjoy your posts…..

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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William

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#10 posted 1223 days ago

The box looks great, but that is not what is amazing me at the moment. What is amazing me is the fact that you actually used any of that board. You said you would.
Now let me tell everyone about this board. When SuperD came to my shop, I had this board laid across the front of my boat to show him. My intent was only to identify the species. I think we figured out it was apple from an amazing app he had on his phone (yes, there is an app for that). I figured it would simply be of interest before this twisted piece of wood made its way to my burn wood pile. It was so bad that SuperD and I could have thrown it on the floor, each picked an end, and played see saw for a while. No. He put it on his truck and told me he would use it. I told him I didn’t see how, but he was welcome to it.
Guess what, just by building this box, you have used more of that board than I thought was ever possible. That is amazing.
Great job SuperD.
Now to get the walnut off your hands. Extreme GooGone followed by GoJo hand cleaner. If you have it as bad as I have, while the GooGone is still on your hands, run a toothpick under your finger nails.
Oh, and I am very sorry I haven’t anwered your text messages. Between visiting family and a small family crisis, I have neglected outside communications since yesterday evening. I finally got things straight though.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#11 posted 1223 days ago

Kosta, Doug thanks guys for the comments.
Jeff I think how little in tool costs it took to get all the boards square and to thickness. And that leftover apple will get used. Thank you for reading and the nice comments.
There you are William. I hope every thing is OK. And like I told Jeff I am not finished with that board yet. I have been tossing it in the front yard at night, cup side down. The dew sets in it and then the sun draws it up into the board. That side swells and some of the bow comes out. And yes my paws look like I have been playing with tar babies;)
Has anyone noticed the picture of the bottom of the lid. Notice the sawmill marks. There in a straight line. I bought that board in an antique shop. And believe me it is hard as a rock. I do believe it was pit sawed.
William you got the top piece of that board and it might be un-scroll-able. I don’t know you are the scroll kid. Better get some titanium blades.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#12 posted 1223 days ago

I have been on a search but have yet to find a suitable project for that board will do it justice because of it’s beauty. Yes, I may have to order the heavier duty artisan blades, but I am determined to do a scroll work project with it when the times comes.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 1222 days ago

After doing some research on “pit sawn” lumber , your lid is machine sawn as indicated by the consistent spacing of the saw teeth marks . Most likely sawn with an “up and down “system or “Gash” saw as it was known. Either way , it was a long time ago !
http://www.staplescabinetmakers.com/press/StaplesCabinetMakers-TipsonWood.htm
Great job on the box especially using the hand tools !! Something I hope to get into this year : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dave

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#14 posted 1222 days ago

Thanks Dusty56 good info. Did not know of the gash milling method. ;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#15 posted 1222 days ago

Dust56 great link. Bookmarked;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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