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Spalted Birch/Maple Basket ?

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Project by jaykaypur posted 12-09-2012 11:18 PM 1425 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last of my spalted hollow birch log. This log was sorta hollow and it also had 2 holes in the log itself so after looking at it for about 3 months, I “scooped’ the top off and made a sort of basket deal out of it. I put maple on the ends and shaped it up as I went. It took me all day to hollow, shape, smooth, and sand this piece. The handles were an after-thought that turned out great and the last pic is before I added the handles. It measures 14’’ L x 8’’ around and it sets up about 1 1/2’’. Finished it with Danish oil and Howards wax. I am gonna stuff it full of boxed candies and gift cards and give to my sister for Christmas. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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





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lew

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 11:24 PM

Very Nice!!
The handles are inspired! In my opinion they really add a touch of class.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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JoeyG

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 11:30 PM

That’s really cool. Nice job.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Roman Hrytsak

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 11:35 PM

Now that is a nice Christmas present! I’ve been pretty good all this year!!!
Well done!

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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grizzman

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 11:40 PM

wow, that just knocked my socks off…i love this piece, it is so very cool, great job, i love rustic beautiful wood and you did this piece proud, love it!!!!!!!

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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jap

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 11:46 PM

cool box

-- Joel

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#6 posted 12-09-2012 11:50 PM

Really neat. Gotta love it.

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

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Bagtown

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#7 posted 12-10-2012 12:26 AM

My kind of project.
Nice job.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 12:31 AM

Wow! Sometimes you can just get lost in a piece of wood,... You know just staring and staring and appreciating it for what it is. THIS is one of those times! What a neat piece!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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bowtie

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#9 posted 12-10-2012 02:13 AM

Jay, man I wish I could look at a log and create something so cool.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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clieb91

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#10 posted 12-10-2012 03:04 AM

Nice use of the log. Certainly kept a lot of its beauty. Would make a nice centerpiece as well.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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DaytonHM

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#11 posted 12-10-2012 12:17 PM

Beautiful!!

-- DaytonHM Dayton Va.

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FlyingMLB

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#12 posted 12-10-2012 05:20 PM

Beautiful wood is like good coffee…good to the last drop. It’s sad when you create with the very last piece. Great project. And its’ life is extended for many more years. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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koog

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#13 posted 12-10-2012 07:57 PM

over the top again…i admire your vision and talent

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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Roger

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#14 posted 12-13-2012 01:40 AM

Very kool. All it needs is to be full of dark chocolate m&m’s

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

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jaykaypur

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#15 posted 12-13-2012 01:48 AM

Roger—-I like your thinking!

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

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