Another Firewood Find

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Project by gfadvm posted 07-09-2011 10:09 PM 1779 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was splitting some hackberry firewood when I saw this spalting so decided to make a box [what else?]. I bandsawed the top and body, added Ipe ends, pinned the lid, and done. Finished with BLO and wax. Dimensions are 11×6x4 1/2”.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#1 posted 07-09-2011 11:09 PM

It’s a pretty one.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 07-10-2011 12:27 AM

You are making some really nice boxes. hard to stop…isn’t it?

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 02:48 AM

aaaah … the secrets of firewood. Thanks for not burning this wood and making something so beautiful from it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 07-10-2011 04:51 PM

Love the wood and color! Great work!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-10-2011 10:35 PM

I wish I could find some wood that nice!
Great looking box.

-- Chuck

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#6 posted 07-11-2011 06:02 PM

Very attractive. I love the wood grain.


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#7 posted 07-11-2011 09:07 PM

I love that spalted wood. I have made a few boxes with spalted firewood and they are my favorite projects. Very well done.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#8 posted 07-11-2011 09:16 PM

Firewood !!! Wow very nice indeed .Please remind me to come over next time you are preparing to light a fire.LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 07-11-2011 09:19 PM

Wow! That is just beautiful!

Tell me again why you’re splitting firewood in July?! ;)

-- Founding member of the (un)Official LumberJock's Frugal Woodworking Society -

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#10 posted 07-11-2011 10:40 PM

Yet another beautiful piece.
Tell your sweet wife to stop complaining or you will make twice as many!
(just kidding… I don’t need another knot on my head thank you very much!)

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#11 posted 07-11-2011 10:50 PM

Magnificent! It’s always the little throw-away pieces, isn’t it?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 07-12-2011 12:17 AM

Thanks for the kind words. Mine arent as nice as Gregs by a long shot. Alistair; I’d send you some but the postage would be bad. Donnie; We cut wood when trees die as dead trees really tend to depress me. Plus, it provides an opportunity to “MAN UP” when its 106 and 80% humidity! Chuck; come and get it. We burn lots of pretty wood. I think we have so much spalting because of our heat and humidity. Fungi like those conditions.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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