simply spalted

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Project by Dan posted 12-12-2012 02:53 PM 1049 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

ok here we go ,I found the lumber for this project in the firewood pile it is spalted maple,with poplar drawer sides and bottom which is lined with blue felt. I did all the milling for this,and salvaged the knob from an box of knobs and stuff which i bought at an auction for a buck. the dimensions are 8×8 x 3.Then finished it in some boiled linseed oil.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 03:43 PM

That’s such beautiful wood. Great save, great project.

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

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 05:17 PM

Some great wood, nice work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 05:24 PM

The wood looks great! Wonderful.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 12-12-2012 05:34 PM

The box has a magnetic character.

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#5 posted 12-12-2012 05:47 PM

spalted material always makes a project look cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-12-2012 08:24 PM

Mikey likes it! Well done!

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

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 02:00 AM

NICE SAVE DAN!!! very nice Box Too…!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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robert triplett

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 02:27 AM

Nice wood and a different design. It looks good. The knob seems a bit big, but what do I know. Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#9 posted 12-13-2012 02:43 AM

Outstanding box….I’ve got to go with Mr. Triplett on the knob….All wood….but I can understand using that one…Bob

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 03:35 AM

Great looking box I need to go on the hunt at firewood piles.

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 01:07 PM

I also thought the knob might be a bit big as well,I was thinking for the ease of just grab and pull drop in the keys and continue on my way …...also it was the smallest one i had… and cheap! thanks for liking it

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#12 posted 12-13-2012 09:01 PM

I love that stuff don’t you? I use it all the time. Here’s a box I made with a top using spalted maple, see if it looks somewhat like the wood in yours –

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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

it does look a bunch like it great job and yes i love it ,Ive got a bunch more im still deciding what to use it on

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