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Project by blackcherry posted 711 days ago 1072 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How many time have we by pass the uses of sapwood on projects. Well on this occasion the accented lid is Curly Cherry sapwood which compliments the popular better side Curly Black Cherry along with a strip of Tiger Maple. The finish start off with a coat of Danish Oil follow off with a French Polish making for a nice translucent look to the overall appearance. Thanks for viewing have a great week everyone…Blkcherry





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 711 days ago

Once again , you have created more beauty , BC : )
The ripples in the lid along with the curl really brings these boxes to life. I like the picture with the lids open as well.
Have a great day : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jbschutz

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#2 posted 711 days ago

Wilson, beautiful…..the sculpted sapwood is amazing! You have really given it a chance to be a star.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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Karson

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#3 posted 711 days ago

Blackcherry: I made a Thorsen Greene and Greene hall table a while ago and I also used some accent sapwood for the shelf.

I found a board that had sapwood of both sides and on the end.

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-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodworm

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#4 posted 711 days ago

Beautiful boxes.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 711 days ago

I not only agree that sapwood needs to be used more, I Appland you for doing so! Great job.

-- 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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itsmic

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#6 posted 711 days ago

Nice Pair, Great looking wood with Your usual fine craftsmanship, Great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Lenny

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#7 posted 711 days ago

Wilson, like someone has to stand up for the kid being bullied, you make a great case for using the often maligned, or even discarded, sapwood. It works beautifully in this application. As always, your boxes are wonderfully crafted. I love the “ripples”.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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degoose

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#8 posted 711 days ago

Well done, Wilson…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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tomd

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#9 posted 711 days ago

Very nice looking boxes.

-- Tom D

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Roger

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#10 posted 710 days ago

Super sweet, BC. I like using sapwood just for some contrast

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

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sedcokid

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#11 posted 710 days ago

Your boxes are always a knockout. Love the Cherry, it is one of my favorite wood, the choice of the use of sap wood was a good one!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 710 days ago

Beautiful boxes!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 709 days ago

Yep those will do for sure :) like them a lot.

-- 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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LittlePaw

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#14 posted 709 days ago

Well done Blkcherry – excelent contrast of colors in the wood!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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