Live Oak Band Saw Box, Cut Wet

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Project by FloridaArt posted 07-15-2012 03:02 PM 1185 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July, 2012—This is wood trimmed from an oak tree. I decided to experiment and see what would happen if I took this wood, just off the tree, and turned into a band saw box BEFORE allowing the wood to dry. Well, no surprise, the wood twisted and warped during and after construction. It may still do some more movement after these photos were taken today.

This has multiple coats of clear satin polyurethane, brushed on.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 03:13 PM

And live oak limb wood will probably keep moving, even after it’s “dry”.

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 08:13 PM

I’m an experimenter also! But I could guess what would happen to your box as it dried!
Anyway…Wood is interesting no matter what you do with it!
If you got something made of wood… I’d be glad to take a look at it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 11:32 PM

Well if all else fails you might be able to turn it into something different , sure looked like some nice wood though, I thought at first it was water elm.

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#4 posted 07-16-2012 01:27 AM

That’s just way unique…

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 07-16-2012 01:34 AM

Dallas introduced me to live oak and I love it but don’t think it plays well until dried.

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

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