Walnut Turned Box

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Project by scrappy posted 05-26-2011 06:17 AM 1757 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Claro Walnut box I turned this week. Glad to be having some shop time lately.

4 inch diam at the flair. 4 inch tall, (5 with ebony finial)

Sanded to 400 grit then buffed with the Beale 3 step Buffing system. (red tripoli, white diamond, and carnuba wax)

I just love the colors that come out in the Claro Walnut. Anything from Very light Tan to Jet Black. The bottom section even has some curl to it.

Did not know what I was going to turn until it showed up. Just put a piece of wood on the lath and started cutting. Decided it needed a lid, through another piece on and turned the dome. Added the finial to help pull the black streaks out in the Claro better. (also easier to pull the lid off with a handle. haha)

All in all I am very pleased with this piece. The shape and size are good for a small ring box or any thing else you can fit.

Please leave all comments and critiques. I am always open to improving my skills and your feed back helps.

Thank you for looking.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 09:40 AM

Wow Scrappy we dont get this stuff down our way (pitty) it’s nice timber,
Oh & I almost forgot to mention you have done this piece proud realy nice job indeed :)))
BTW that did you do the finail with ? what is it, did you ebonise it & with what Reaso I asked id I see it went right thru & its black underneath ( I’m a nosey bugger)
Cheers from NZ mate

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

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 12:10 PM

Interesting piece there scrappy…... I too love walnut.
well done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 02:27 PM

Scrappy: A great turning. Nice job. The two dark woods work great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 03:51 PM

Great little box, isn”t it wonderful when you go out to shop to play and something like this comes out
of the wood. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 05-26-2011 04:09 PM

looks cool you have to she cassie how you do this 1 day

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#6 posted 05-26-2011 04:45 PM

Freaking cool! Awesome work!

-- christopheralan

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#7 posted 05-26-2011 04:59 PM

Nice work Scrappy, That Walnut was defiantly talking to you. Great shape.

-- Don, North Carolina, Working full time at retired.

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#8 posted 05-26-2011 05:23 PM

Scrappy, Your work is Amazing!!!! I haven’t heard any more about the picnic. Is it a go??? What day and time. I really want to make it to this one… Tell your Honey I said Hi!!!!!!

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#9 posted 05-26-2011 10:58 PM

Good looking my friend. Never lathed that walnut before, looks like a must have thing….

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#10 posted 05-27-2011 01:39 AM

great job Scrappy, I really like it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 05-27-2011 04:10 AM

Thanks for all the great comments every one.

Peteg, It is Ebony, the real stuff. I drilled a hole in the top and turned a peg on the bottom of the finial. Glued in place then turned the finial and finished the inside.

Thanks again for the great comments.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 05-27-2011 10:10 AM

Really neat shape! I’ve never seen one similar. It’s always good to see something unique.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#13 posted 05-28-2011 12:24 PM

I haven’t been to LJ’s in quite a while. Glad I came back & found this. Very cute & unusual! Love the big round top,

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#14 posted 05-31-2011 10:58 PM

Great job Scrappy I see why you like the walnut so much.

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#15 posted 06-05-2011 11:32 PM

Beautiful Box Scrappy! I like the detail…

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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