Claro Walnut Box

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Project by Loucarb posted 963 days ago 1078 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my daughter in Colorado. It was turned from a piece of claro walnut crotchwood I bought from a local woodcraft store. After seeing Scrappy’s nice piece I thought I would give it a try. 5 1/2” wide 3” tall and it’s finished with oil and wax. Sorry about the bad pictures I think I’m getting worse at photography instead of better. Thanks for looking. Lou

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#1 posted 963 days ago

Very cool. Love claro walnut. Great finish !

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#2 posted 963 days ago

Looks like a nice shape , Lou.
I found that I had to bring my Walnut projects into the natural sunlight to get a good picture of them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 963 days ago

Fantastic turned box! Love the shape and that Claro Walnut is always a favorite.

Keep up the great work.


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

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#4 posted 963 days ago

It’s beautiful Lou. As Scrappy says, it’s a great shape. A wonderful gift.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#5 posted 963 days ago

Very nice piece,Lou. Where do you get Claro walnut?


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 963 days ago

Thanks for the kind words everyone. Dusty I will try that out next time. Jim I bought it at our local woodcraft store.

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#7 posted 963 days ago

I love working with walnut. This is a beautiful little piece. Looking good Lou….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 963 days ago

Very nice turning.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 963 days ago

Wow, you did a wonderful job on that. It’s beautiful.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 963 days ago

very nicely done…

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 963 days ago

Really nice work. Your daughter will be very pleased, no doubt.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#12 posted 963 days ago

I like it. Great job, Lou!

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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#13 posted 963 days ago

Great piece Lou,love that Claro it’s what I would call “ballsy” timber, don’t get it down or way, Scrappy & I are trying to work out a good ship rate to NZ but it’s not looking too good (at this stage)
I know your daughter will be very pleased with this one :))

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

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#14 posted 962 days ago

Lou, this is a very nice piece and I am certain that your daughter will treasure having another of your pieces. I have never seen Claro in my woodcraft store I don’t even know how it differs from regular walnut. Will have to check it out. Your turnings are always very nice and I look forward to your postings.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 962 days ago

Thanks again everyone for the kind comments. Jack your carvings in walnut are amazing and thanks Chuck for all your positive feed back it’s well appreciated. Lou

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