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I never knew what Spalted Maple was until I was given a dingy 4 foot log. After I cut it open with my chain saw I could not believe how cool the mold affected the grain of the Hard Maple. I am now a huge fan of this wood condition!
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#1 posted 06-02-2011 04:45 AM
Nice execution on the wrap around grain. Did you use mitered butt joints and is the top as solid piece?
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#2 posted 06-02-2011 05:14 AM
Yes the corners are mitered butt joints. I numbered the pieces when I resaw the wood. I always try very hard to match the grain. The entire box & top is made from solid wood.
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#3 posted 06-02-2011 07:05 AM
Seriously? Did you just say butt joints? Well, anyway…..I think the box is great.
-- Tree, wood, and box lover. Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan, and soon to be Pennsylvanian once again!
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#4 posted 06-02-2011 07:13 AM
Nice design. the grain flow is an eye catcher.
-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA
#5 posted 06-02-2011 03:05 PM
I am not an expert with joint terminology, but they are mitered.
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#6 posted 06-02-2011 05:35 PM
Well done, I love spalted wood adds so much character…
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#7 posted 06-02-2011 06:18 PM
I had the same exact experience as you did. I was cutting up some small maple logs that had been sitting outside for a couple years and discovered that they were spalted. I brought them in, milled them and I to used for boxes.
I am a big fan of spalted maple, especially when used on small things like boxes. Nice box, hopefully you have enough to make some more.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"
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#8 posted 06-15-2011 03:54 PM
Beautiful and Majestic Box, Very tasteful use of the spalted Maple, fine construction and balance of proportions, great job, thanks for sharing
-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing
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