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Project by gfadvm posted 827 days ago 3120 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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Roger

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#1 posted 827 days ago

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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ShaneA

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#2 posted 827 days ago

Turned out great. Really nice looking wood.

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Martyroc

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#3 posted 827 days ago

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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vonhagen

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#4 posted 827 days ago

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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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 827 days ago

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 827 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 827 days ago

Love the grain. Colors compliment each other very nicely.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 827 days ago

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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a1Jim

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#9 posted 827 days ago

Beautiful box,great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

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#10 posted 827 days ago

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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canadianchips

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#11 posted 827 days ago

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

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

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 827 days ago

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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vonhagen

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#13 posted 827 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#14 posted 827 days ago

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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vonhagen

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#15 posted 827 days ago

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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