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Project by griff posted 11-25-2011 04:02 AM 1613 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A box i built from cutoffs from some knotty oak lumber i have. I really like the knotty oak. it came from a tree that had fallen in a forest near by.. The lumber has some spalt and worm holes , it makes beautiful rustic pieces.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none





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#1 posted 11-25-2011 04:18 AM

I am not a fan of oak, but that is one great box. I love the worm holes

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#2 posted 11-25-2011 04:30 AM

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griff

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#3 posted 11-25-2011 04:31 AM

Thanks JoeyG, most of the pieces iv e seen in the past the worm holes was hand made . The worm holes add character to the wood .

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 11-25-2011 08:05 AM

Griff, nice job i love the rustic look. I see it been a while since your last project. I have not done anything in a while due to sinusitis and bronchitis. I am better now i might start working on something soon. Great job on that box again.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 11-25-2011 02:36 PM

What a dramatic lid! Hope you’ve got more of this cause I could see a beautiful pair of matching cabinet doors in your future work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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griff

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#6 posted 11-25-2011 04:00 PM

Thanks Fellas for your remarks.
Qmoney I do hope you get to feeling better soon and you can get back to building I really like looking at your work. vipond33 I do have quite a bit of this knotty oak left. I have started building my living room furniture out of if so there may be some doors made out if it .

Thanks again..

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 11-25-2011 05:36 PM

Very solid looking and I like the style

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 11-26-2011 04:11 AM

I’ve never been a big fan of oak but this is beautiful! What kind of oak is this? I have seen some blackjack that looks somewhat similar.

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

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griff

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#9 posted 11-26-2011 04:33 AM

Thanks gfadvm, This is white oak. it came from a tree that had fell/ died in the woods. it was sorta quarter sawed and sorta riff sawed. it had started to spalt process on the outer edges of the log. I never noticed the knots in the lumber when we were sawing it but it is full of knots. When i planed it the knots really shined.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 11-26-2011 04:54 AM

Thanks Mike. I’m always on the lookout for unusual manifestations of a relatively common wood. I recently found some spalted white oak but it didn’t have the wild grain yours has.

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

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