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Project by Tokolosi posted 774 days ago 1068 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While milling down some recently aquired packing crates I found a wood that I dont recognize. It was used as the support struts for a fair sized crate. 4/4 and about 5 feet long. Before I planed it down I thought it was poplar. But when it came out the other end it had a soft reddish brown color and heavily featherered graing. The sapwood is almost grey. And it smells just like pipe tobacco in the pouch when its cut. Dense and hard but easy to work with. I looked at the pictures on that online database and the closest I came was a type of Dogwood. If you recognize it please let me know what it is. I’d love to get more if I can. The feathering and the fine grain is gorgeous.

Anyway I made this box out of it and some Rock maple for accent. Finished with BLO and paste wax.

Here is a picture of it straight out of the planer and pictures 3 & 4 shows the unfinished box.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





4 comments so far

#1 posted 774 days ago

Very nice box. It is funny to hear someone else say I am not sure of the wood I have that problem once in a while because I buy pallets of wood from my mill guy because he sell it to me for cheap and there is allot of good wood on it and I do not alway know whats in the pallet I just call it surprize wood lol.

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#2 posted 773 days ago

Very nice. Clean lines and the handle is really nice. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 769 days ago

I like it, Clean lines with original styling, The beauty of wood most certainly does not depend on it’s name, a box has no ego or false pride, it is pure and unspoiled, Nice Work, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 751 days ago

I finally id’d this wood. Its riftsawn sycamore. Found an article in the 2011 jun/jul issue of Woodcraft magazine that cleared up the mystery.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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