|Project by Tokolosi||posted 03-06-2012 04:28 PM||1539 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
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