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Project by Jay Nolet posted 340 days ago 1150 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I scrounged some wood, but I don’t know what it is. Anybody? The framed top is walnut and the spines are maple. I spend a lot of time at Hobbit House trying to find a match and came away none the wiser. I was going to do the spine in a spine on this one, but I messed up the positioning of the 3/8” spine by ten to twenty thousands in relation to each other. So the 1/8” spine would not set right on some. Thanks for the look.

Jay Nolet

-- I think, therefore I think I am.





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 340 days ago

For scrounged mystery wood, this is a beautiful result. Love it….whatever the wood is!

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

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 340 days ago

If it’s heavy and dense, I would say Ipe, otherwise if it is lighter in weight , I would say it is in the Mahogany family.

Ipe in one of its many shades of color.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 340 days ago

Great looking Box, Jay

Very nice Fit and Finish.

Your mystery wood looks alot like the Red Elm I used in a couple of picture frames. Very hard wood, as I remember it.

Work Safey and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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OakHill

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#4 posted 340 days ago

Great looking box. Clean lines and a beautiful finish. Sorry, can’t suggest any different wood than those above.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 340 days ago

Nice looking box, I like the thicker splines as well. Looks like Mahagony or Red Elm as mentioned above…

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

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 340 days ago

Beautiful mystery wood box Jay…looks great, I like it.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Rockbuster

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#7 posted 339 days ago

I would say that it is a beautiful Mahogany and walnut box.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Jay Nolet

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#8 posted 339 days ago

Thanks guys. Dusty56 – Ipe was the closest I could match at Hobbit House. The person I got this from cuts his own trees here in western New York. Drys, mills and sells. Maybe this was some wood that he got from somewhere else.

Jay Nolet

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 339 days ago

Jay, I like all the routed profiles you used on this one. That wood doesn’t look domestic to me. Looks like a mahogany or jatoba from here. Looks too red for Ipe.

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

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 339 days ago

It doesn’t look like a domestic wood to me either. Ipe comes in many different shades of reds and browns , and of course your finish and lighting will make a difference in overall appearance. I was going on the grain structure in the photos provided , and my experience in handling thousands of board feet of the stuff where I worked for six years : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Dusty56

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#11 posted 339 days ago

Ipe from Hobbithouse….resembles the side of your box pretty well.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DaddyZ

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#12 posted 339 days ago

+1 for Mahogany, Here is a pic of some scrounged wood I got from a pallet that I believe is Mahogany alsoClick for details

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 339 days ago

Jay, this is a real nice box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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