|Project by Blackie_||posted 10-29-2013 06:12 PM||1619 views||2 times favorited||36 comments|
I’d like to see if anyone can guess the species used for these two boxes, though no prize awarded just the satisfaction of gloating and bragging rights. :) As stated in the title even though they look so different they are from the same species Ok some hints, it’s a wood that’s not sold commercially and they don’t get very big typically 20 – 30 ft, it grows from the south up into the north eastern states starting from Texas then north half of Oklahoma then to north eastern states, this is about all of the hints I can give without handing it to you :)
The box on the left with the very busy pattern and greenish color, I had these boards laying out on the ground in the mud you name it for a good year or more, I obtained this wood via chainsaw from a neighbor just at the start of my bandsaw box making, before I got into box joinery and the few boards I had were almost tossed, after seeing the affects I’m glad I hung onto them, I used 3/8” box joints with inlayed wooden hinges on the back from the same wood, it measures 11” x 4” x6”
The box on the right came from my dads property only it was already dead and stickered for several months before I used it, it also has 3/8” box joints, legs and round wooden hinges on the rear a new design I came up with trying something new, it measures 10” x 5 1/2” x 6”
Both boxes were finished in a single coat of tung oil, two coats satin wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.
Thanks for viewing and playing along in the guessing game :)
Edit In: game is over, firefighterontheside is the winner, the wood is Redbud. Who would have known that the same wood could come out looking so differently just because of the way it was handled?
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