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Project by amagineer posted 05-21-2011 03:17 AM 1171 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister ask me to make her a seasalt container. This is what I came up with. I took a 2” x 5” piece of bovarian rosewood and bored a 3-3/8 hole with a forstner bit for the container part. I used Makore wood for the cover, sanded to 600 grit, finished with Teak oil and a dip in hot mineral oil/beeswax, polished until smooth. I used a 1/2 dowel for the pivot and carved a cap out of the bovarian rosewood for the top. I tried to sand the top to resemble a seashell,but I was afraid of trying to carve the layers into the top to resemble a seashell. I have not done any wood carving and don’t have the proper tools.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 03:22 AM

nice work
and great woods

well done

welcome to LJ’s

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 04:04 AM

I agree with David the woods are beautiful and Iam sure your sister will treasure your work of art. Welcome to Lumberjocks!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 04:22 AM

Looks wonderful

-- Norman

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#4 posted 05-21-2011 05:07 PM

this is rather cool.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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