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Project by wooded posted 03-16-2012 04:17 AM 1562 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I never thought about bamboo before a couple of days ago when I happened to see some small cutting boards in the clearance bin at the local chain drug store. They were a couple of bucks each so I bought a few. My approach is to just start cutting and see what comes out. It has a very unusual light feel and was fun to play with. The accent is wenge. The box is 5.5 by 7”.

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com





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majeagle1

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 04:25 AM

Very clean, elegant box Joe. I really like the inlays in the top, very classic as well.
Thanks for posting

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Mark Gipson

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 07:34 AM

Very nice box.
I have bamboo growing on my land and can always get more for free if I’m willing to clear it. I wonder how you make it into flat boards though? We usually just dry it out and use it for building huts or rubber drying racks from.

#3 posted 03-16-2012 07:58 AM

I have alittle of this wood will have to use it your box looks great.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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Tootles

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 12:44 PM

That is a fantastic box. The contrast of dark inlay and splines in the light bamboos is stunning. Mostly we see dark wood with light splines so the opposite is great.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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workerinwood

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 01:25 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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wooded

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 03:19 PM

MARK, IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE IT IS RESAWN LENGTHWISE AT A QURTER INCH THICK THEN LAMINATED AND MILLED BACK DOWN TO THREE EIGHTS OR SO? THEN THE PIECES MILLED ANd GLUED UP SIDE TO SIDE???? GUESSING FROM WHAT I CAN SEE. THANKS GUYS, ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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JoeyG

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 05:17 PM

Very cool box. I love the look of bamboo but haven’t had a chance to work with it yet. I hope to stumble on a find like you did with the cutting boards so I can give it a go.

Thanks for sharing

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 08:18 PM

That’s very cool. Unusual lumber source, but it worked out well!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 03-16-2012 10:33 PM

Real sharp box, great color contrast and well done. I wonder how they get the bambo flat.

-- Tom D

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Porchfish

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#10 posted 03-16-2012 11:17 PM

Very well executed design ! Nice use of bamboo ! Nice oriental twist with the wenge contrast striping !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-17-2012 01:26 AM

I too just discovered bamboo and think there will be more in my future. You did a great job with your recycled cutting boards. Good eye spotting that potential. I like how the joints in the bamboo show in yours. Mine is tiger strand and I can’t see any joints. I’m curious how they produce the different types of bamboo material.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dave Haynes

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#12 posted 03-17-2012 04:59 PM

Now this is an awesome looking box….............love the look!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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rance

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#13 posted 03-21-2012 01:35 AM

Very nicely done Joe. I like that design.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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wooded

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#14 posted 04-10-2012 02:36 PM

Thanks all.;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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