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Project by ShaneA posted 1219 days ago 2277 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quater sawn sycamore and walnut jewelry box.





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bigike

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#1 posted 1219 days ago

great looken box, very unique wood.

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

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jusfine

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#2 posted 1219 days ago

I really like the look of the sycamore as well, nice job!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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BenR

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#3 posted 1219 days ago

Nice jbox! The sycamore and the walnut go beautifully together. I like the thin and thick splines too.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1219 days ago

Beautiful job and beautiful wood too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 1219 days ago

WOW!! That is a thing of beauty!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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bibb

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#6 posted 1219 days ago

great job with the grain matching. This is really nice

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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sras

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#7 posted 1219 days ago

The simple lines really let the wood stand out. Very nice!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 1048 days ago

Great project…the drawer fit and spacing is perfect and all from one board…nice : )

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

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Dave

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#9 posted 945 days ago

I have been on a sycamore kick here lately and came across this. It’s very nice. To me it looks like it has a bit of Green and Green in it, witch I love.
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Very nice and a great finish.

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

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MichaelAgate

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#10 posted 863 days ago

Wow, beautiful piece. You are certainly right when you said Sycamore to my question. Is this wood expensive to purchase? I’m surprised we don’t see this more as a staple wood like oak, cherry, maple. Any idea as to why not?

-- Michael and Matthew

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ShaneA

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#11 posted 863 days ago

I have been able to buy it from a local sawyer. It is relatively inexpensive from him $1-2 a bf. It is easy to use. But it is not very hard (dents easily) and is prone to checking. I would guess regional availabilty is the driving cost factor. But I really like to use it. When quartersawn, it has a beautiful grain pattern and color variance. I am not sure the sycamore tree groes up north.

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 863 days ago

I’m in Massachusetts and we have plenty of them here : )

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

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lysdexic

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#13 posted 797 days ago

You have nice taste Shane.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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