Small - Lidded Box

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Project by nonickswood posted 05-26-2013 12:32 AM 1069 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small turned Box with Lid.
This spalted Maple has some wonderful colors and patterns.
Don’t quite know what to do with it – Sugar, Honey, Candy, Stash box???
Any Ideas?

Sanded to 600 grit, Mineral oil and Beeswax

Thanks For Looking.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 05-26-2013 01:36 AM

Nick, how about a salt box.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#2 posted 05-26-2013 02:31 AM

I know what it is nick. It’s the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Beautiful job my friend. I’d put it on my display shelf. It’s a real treasure.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#3 posted 05-26-2013 01:04 PM

Nice Nick, That is a beautiful piece of wood.
You did it justice.
Fill it with salt and put it in a kitchen cabinet between the plates. Then you get to see it every day.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 05-26-2013 01:13 PM

Looks like one of Winnie the Pooh’s honey pots to me. :-)

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#5 posted 05-26-2013 01:59 PM

great looking little box. Spalted maple always makes very interesting and attractive looking turnings.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 05-26-2013 04:22 PM

It’s a beautiful box and the wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 05-26-2013 07:38 PM

Thank you everyone for all your suggestions & comments.
Have a Great weekend!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 12:33 AM

Very nice bowl! I am just learning the lathe and such work as yours is quite the inspiration. Great job!

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

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#9 posted 05-28-2013 02:41 AM

Regular maple is one of my favorites to work with, but spalted, mineral stained maple like this is probably in my top 5 of all woods to work with. I have a precious bit of it myself and I try my best to use every little cut off. you’ve done an outstanding job with this piece, whatever you decide to do with it will be a home run!

-- Gridlockd

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#10 posted 05-30-2013 01:40 PM

Wonderful little box! Like the shape and the spalted maple is just gorgeous with all those very nice patterns. Great job!

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