QS Sycamore Jewelry Box

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Project by ShaneA posted 04-18-2011 09:26 PM 2498 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quater sawn sycamore and walnut jewelry box.

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#1 posted 04-18-2011 10:54 PM

great looken box, very unique wood.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 11:52 PM

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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#3 posted 04-19-2011 12:07 AM

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

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 12:38 AM

Beautiful job and beautiful wood too.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 04:31 AM

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

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 04:37 AM

great job with the grain matching. This is really nice

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#7 posted 04-19-2011 04:42 PM

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

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 10-07-2011 12:33 AM

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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#9 posted 01-18-2012 03:53 AM

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.
Very nice and a great finish.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#10 posted 04-09-2012 12:14 AM

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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#11 posted 04-09-2012 12:32 AM

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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#12 posted 04-09-2012 02:31 AM

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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#13 posted 06-14-2012 02:33 AM

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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