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The second box in my 21 box series.

This one is “wavy riftsawn” poplar. I’ve never seen such stock at the “big box” store. Normally there are greenish yellow streaks. This has a nice wavy purplish grain, with an even color throughout on all 4 sides.

The corners are chamfered butt joints. this would have been nice stock to make a continuous grain box out of. Apart from the joinery, the grain does run countinously around this box.

The box is 11×7x5. 5/8th stock. Currently unfinished.

More “behind the scenes” info over in my blog series.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/





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BassBully

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#1 posted 2681 days ago

That is some nice poplar. I don’t think I’ve ever seen clear poplar before. The poplar that’s accessible in my area is slightly yellow with a little green here and there. You made a nice box.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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RobS

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#2 posted 2681 days ago

So you’re a poplar boxer now…? Nice work Scott!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Max

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#3 posted 2681 days ago

Very nice box, will be looking forward to seeing it finished.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Shawn

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#4 posted 2681 days ago

nice box scott, that popler looks great, nice tight joints as well

-- Cheers

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scottb

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#5 posted 2681 days ago

Oh, I’m very poplar Rob!

I still can’t believe someone didn’t snag this piece before I got to it. It was right on top of the stack. I should go see if there’s more.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#6 posted 2681 days ago

Very good Scott. I posted a message to you on your Blog.

-- 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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WayneC

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#7 posted 2681 days ago

Nice. You will have to post a picture of all 21 boxes when finished.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2681 days ago

What color are you going to paint it? Just kidding, nice work Scott.

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MikeB

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#9 posted 2680 days ago

very clean look

-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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oscorner

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#10 posted 2680 days ago

Great looking wood. I like the thickness of the sides.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 2680 days ago

Very well executed.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bill

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#12 posted 2680 days ago

Great job Scott. Amazing how nice that poplar looks.

Why paint it? Maybe just a nice finish to keep the wood color and show the great grains.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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scottb

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#13 posted 2680 days ago

Thank you, thank you… who said anything about paint? Dennis, are you trying to get Obi’s goat?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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dennis mitchell

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#14 posted 2680 days ago

Not hard to do…but somebody has to harass him!

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