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Palo Verde "Barrel" Box

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 769 days ago 1360 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at this craft sale and saw this big barrel pot and thought I’d like to try to make a lidded barrel box this way. I found one last piece of spalted palo verde in my wood pile and it was only big enough to make this 3” dia x 2 1/2” high box. I turned the inside and left a shallow reverse spigot on the inside near top and the lid sits on the ridge. I turned the sides and sanded them and then painted it flat black. Then I turned the outside leaving the black bands to give the appearance of a barrel. The sides were not sanded after turning so I did not screw up the black paint. This is my first attempt and it is a straight sided barrel.

It is finished with clear matte finish.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!





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dakremer

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#1 posted 769 days ago

very cool design – I like the black you put on the rims of the “box”

Hope all is well on your end of the world!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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interpim

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#2 posted 769 days ago

Is Palo Verde and Eucalyptus the same thing?

-- San Diego, CA

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 769 days ago

Like the contrast with the black, nice turning Jim.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 769 days ago

Nice. I really like the grain, fits for a barrel..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Roger

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#5 posted 769 days ago

this is very kool. luv that spalted grain

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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sedcokid

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#6 posted 769 days ago

Great looking project, nice wood!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 768 days ago

Thank you all for all the nice comments.
Hi Inerpim. No they are not the same kind of tree. Palo Verde has a red bark and long green splines that get leaves on them. Palo means Stick and Verde means Green- it looks like a green stick tree.
Eucalyptus trees are varied in species. The ones down here have a white flaky bark when you find them dried out. The wood is harder than palo verde (which is softer and real easy to turn).

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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bugz

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#8 posted 768 days ago

Very nice design, contrast. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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peteg

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#9 posted 768 days ago

Looks like an antique already Jim with that crack, & thanks for the explanation, I have seen a bit of that timber lately & was unaware of its origin. :)
Nice job
Pete

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

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interpim

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#10 posted 768 days ago

The reason I asked is the title says Eucalyptus and in the description you say Palo Verde… I was just a bit confused.

-- San Diego, CA

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Grumpy

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#11 posted 768 days ago

Very attractive piece Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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ShopTinker

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#12 posted 768 days ago

Nice looking old barrel you’ve made there. I like the low profile lid with the awesome grain.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 768 days ago

This is very nice and I like it a lots. Good job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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WoodenFrog

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#14 posted 767 days ago

That is a beautiful piece! Great work Jim!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 761 days ago

Hi Interipm, good catch. I was going to say I was testing you, but I screwed up. It is a piece of palo verde. I changed it to the correct wood.
This worked out good as I made about 3 more barrels and did the painting first and I made the others curved – more like a barrel…........Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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