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Project by robert triplett posted 11-06-2012 06:08 AM 1730 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and I found a nice, curly and burly Myrtlewood board in a hardwoods store. 8’ x 10.5”x 3/4” It was definitely worth getting. I was making some boards for shows and decided to whack off 18” and add some Curly Maple edging. The rest will be for boxes, I think. This is really in the ‘too nice to cut on’ category. The second board is some Claro Walnut and Maple, 10” x 13”x 1”. The last is some Carob with Claro Walnut, 18” x 12” x 3/4”. The Walnut and Carob came from a trip to visit Ira (Rustfever) in Modesto recently. My friend and I had a great visit and got some pretty wood. Mineral Oil and Wax finish.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!





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Wdwerker

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 06:18 AM

Beautiful wood! I got to visit the myrtlewood groves in Oregon years ago. The trees smell a bit like Listeriene.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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CalgaryGeoff

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#2 posted 11-06-2012 06:28 AM

These boards sure are gorgeous. The patterns are wonderful in all of them and the oil sure makes them pop. Great job.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 11-06-2012 06:41 AM

Beautiful boxes. Beautiful job displaying the wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

#4 posted 11-06-2012 06:54 AM

Ok Robert great woods and still no imagination I don’t think I will ever rub off on you LOL. Next time ask your son to give it to me LOL I’ll turn it into a real piece of work. But for real, they look great, I’d just make them greater. I wount ask the price you will ask but I see $100.00 each. Just a friend talking. Now I got back at you for your hard times on me LOL. One day you will learn from me as I learned from you LOL. If not I’ll just always out sale you.
PS for all you LJ fans that might read this, Robert and I are friends outside of LJ’s and I do look up to him allot, he has helped me more than anyone will ever know on what I do today. We just build different is all.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 11-06-2012 12:19 PM

Very nicely done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 11-06-2012 12:31 PM

Wow, they are beautiful. I have a small piece of myrtle wood but it has no character like the piece you found

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 11-06-2012 12:44 PM

Truly beautiful wood and definety in the “to nice to cut on category”.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 11-06-2012 01:30 PM

Wow, all three are beautiful. That is fabulous looking wood. Natures art.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 11-06-2012 01:48 PM

Robert, You have caused wood envy again!

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

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Budmon

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#10 posted 11-06-2012 01:52 PM

Really nice tabletops – awesome wood

-- Bud, North Carolina

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SPalm

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#11 posted 11-06-2012 02:56 PM

That is sweet Robert.
And I mean Wow.
Simple is nice.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Grumpymike

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#12 posted 11-06-2012 05:02 PM

Great lookin’ boards. are those for real breadboard ends??
Wish we had some Myrtle wood here in the desert … Sigh.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Roger

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#13 posted 11-06-2012 05:25 PM

whooo hooo, wow!

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

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MarkTheFiddler

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#14 posted 11-06-2012 11:29 PM

Incredible grain. I think you made the right choice to let the wood speak for itself. And yet, beautiful job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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robert triplett

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#15 posted 11-07-2012 01:26 AM

Thanks for the comments. I do love to use pretty wood, as do many of you. Roger, if you get back from the Phillipines, show us some more of the band saw boxes!! Bummer to have your email hacked. dennis, I am not sure you could handle this wood. It doesn’t have a natural edge.
Grumpy, they are the sides. I try to leave the ends free to move. Bread board ends add too much time and cost. I do put them on the counter pullout boards I have made.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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