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Live Oak Band Saw Box, Cut Wet

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Project by FloridaArt posted 725 days ago 945 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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HerbC

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#1 posted 725 days ago

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!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 725 days ago

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 , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 725 days ago

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.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#4 posted 725 days ago

That’s just way unique…

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

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 725 days ago

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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