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Project by calvin13 posted 671 days ago 1057 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st Box Lacewood , beech, and rosewood.
2nd Box Cherry, walnut and bubinga.





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 671 days ago

Again, very beautiful work!

-- 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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#2 posted 671 days ago

Beautiful : )

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

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#3 posted 671 days ago

Outstanding, a first class box just down right beautiful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 670 days ago

Those are both extremely beautiful. However, that lacewood looks more like the nicest QS Sycamore I’ve evr seen. Are you sure it is lacewood?

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

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RobertT

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#5 posted 670 days ago

Nice boxes! But I agree that sure looks like sycamore to me also.

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 670 days ago

I was going to suggest Sycamore as well , but the poster doesn’t have his location listed.
This is what Lacewood looks like in my experience with it.

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

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MonteCristo

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#7 posted 670 days ago

Handsome boxes !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Bradford

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#8 posted 670 days ago

Calvin, those are the most spectacular pictures I’ve seen at LJs. Your camera truly captured the beauty of the the grain as well as the accuracy of the build. The dovetails were absolutely perfect. the proud standing box joints, were a nice reflection of the green & green era. Absolutely gorgeous projects. Please be my online buddy, would love to here more of your builds. BTW : LACEWOOD! to answer that question is found is what stain / finish was used. Sycamore stains lighter than Lacewood.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 670 days ago

These are very nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 670 days ago

“BTW : LACEWOOD! to answer that question is found is what stain / finish was used. ? Sycamore stains lighter than Lacewood.”
Say what ? Lacewood is already a dark color . What color would you try to stain it ?

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

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calvin13

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#11 posted 670 days ago

Your right the piece is QS sycamore. One of my other box is Lacewood. Good eyes.

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kiefer

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#12 posted 669 days ago

Some nice looking boxes and craftsmanship.
What beautiful wood .

-- Kiefer 松

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dnick

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#13 posted 669 days ago

Beautiful wood & great craftsmanship. That’s what it’s all about. It’s so rewarding when it all works.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Henry Mowry

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#14 posted 91 days ago

Artistry is a wonderful thing to behold. Love the lid treatment on the 2nd box, with the walnut dividing the … sapwood, I assume? Lovely technique.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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