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Walnut and Mystery Pallet Wood

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Project by gfadvm posted 04-21-2012 11:39 PM 3221 views 7 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Discovered this curly grained pallet wood when I resawed a 3×3 support so had to make another box featuring it. Box is some figured walnut, maple miter splines, walnut “Patron” hinge, and mystery wood panel top. Finish is BLO, Tung Oil Finish, Renissance wax. Dimensions: 12×7x4 1/2”.

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





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#1 posted 04-21-2012 11:46 PM

It may be mysterious, but, it sure is purdy! WOW! what a pop. Very kool box Andy. Lotsa gr8 detail and wood combo/s

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

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#2 posted 04-21-2012 11:54 PM

Turned out great. Really nice looking wood.

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#3 posted 04-21-2012 11:54 PM

Who cares what it is, it came out awesome, great job! Truthfully I am curious on the wood as well, I can only identify 12 or so species, more on a good day, but that’s nice.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 12:07 AM

i looks like the anigre i am working with, another wood that comes to mind is bee’s wing eucaliptus . hard to say but i bet you would like to have a boatload of it. nice box andy.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#5 posted 04-22-2012 12:08 AM

Great looking box. the mystery wood looks like fire/flames. Excellent.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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vonhagen

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#6 posted 04-22-2012 12:10 AM

its also looks block motteled

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#7 posted 04-22-2012 12:12 AM

Love the grain. Colors compliment each other very nicely.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 04-22-2012 12:17 AM

Andy,

Strange and wonderful what happens when we peer into the souls of trees. You have used the grain to good advantage. The design looks sturdy enough to last for generations. The “foot” look at the bottom is a nice touch.

I find that if I fit my splines too tightly it is difficult to make them bottom out completely. Some woods also swell when you brush them with glue. So making them have a bit of a slip-fit works better for me.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 04-22-2012 12:20 AM

Beautiful box,great job.

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#10 posted 04-22-2012 12:25 AM

wow andy, that mystery wood is something else, wow, would really like to know what it is, maybe someone will know, but your box turned out great, love the finish, it looks like a family heirloom to me…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 04-22-2012 12:39 AM

Re-use what others would just throw away.
Looks very nice.
Nice job !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#12 posted 04-22-2012 01:06 AM

That is a thing of beauty my friend.

The top almost looks like light shimmering off water!

The finish is very nice too.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#13 posted 04-22-2012 01:48 AM

it kinda looks like this but it could be a type of mahogany with the sapwood. whatever it is its spectacular

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#14 posted 04-22-2012 02:10 AM

Hey Blaine. Would it have a eucalyptus smell? Thia really has no odor to speak of. I should post pics of the other non-figured pieces from the same pallet. They were pretty orange/pinkish, tight grained, and very heavy. Just curious as I’ll probably never have any more of this. That’s the trouble with salvage wood: you find something really cool and can’t get any more!

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

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#15 posted 04-22-2012 02:20 AM

well i have only worked with the bee’s wing veneer and it didnt have much of a smell. most pallet wood comes from asia so its hard to say what it is.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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