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Project by dingle posted 03-15-2012 04:42 AM 1275 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PROJECT, HOWEVER UTILIZING GREEN WOOD ALWAYS CREATES PROBLEMS IN DRYING AND SHRINKING. Started the project from a green piece of Pecan that we cut from a live Pecan tree. I did cover both ends with wax to aleviate immediate cracking, however, during the turning process the little crack opened up to a major crack. In order to hold it together I filled the crack with epoxy. The lid was a very snug fit until the crack occured which opened the box to a point that the lid fits very loose. The wooden ring holder also cracked along the base. I will be trying this later utilizing dry wood. The picture #4 shows the sginificate grain change in the wood which is pretty neat. If it wasn’t for the cracking this would have been a very attractive project.

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 05:00 AM

Ring a ding ding ding this is a fantastic ring box.

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 09:25 PM

It’s beautiful just the way it is! I’d love to have it.

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 10:00 PM

Great looking ring box, Danny. Pecan is so pretty to make stuff out of!!

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

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