saved firewood mystery wood box

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Project by NaptownWood posted 12-03-2013 06:05 AM 1268 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

5” diameter, 6” tall, deceptively heavy.

I don’t know the wood, don’t think it’s oak.

Starting as firewood, turning a spindle, and then a box, is pretty fun and a good test of skills.

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#1 posted 12-03-2013 07:02 AM

Great job. Looks like water oak, or thats what we call it here

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 10:31 AM

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#3 posted 12-03-2013 12:39 PM

Great turn! You got my imagination going!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 12-03-2013 01:07 PM

Nice barrel. The bark would appear to be live oak. I had to cut an old live oak that was dieing, and saved the trunk and had it sawed and air dried. Very hard, very heavy, hard and beautiful when finished.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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#5 posted 12-03-2013 02:36 PM

Looks cool, with a great design. Good save.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 12-03-2013 03:26 PM

It turned out nicely and I bet you realy enjoyed it.

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 12-03-2013 03:32 PM

That is beautiful. Just the right size for a nice large bag of M&M’s.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#8 posted 12-03-2013 04:25 PM

I know its not live oak, I am too far north. Water oak, or swamp white oak, quercus alba, maybe. It certainly could be some sort of oak, but I havent looked it up. Its so red near the center of the logs though, i thought oak would stay that uniform blonde and brown throughout and not show so much dark red.

Theres only mineral oil on it right now

-- Witty signature line still pending

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#9 posted 12-03-2013 05:54 PM

Great job, looks like cherry to me.

-- Dave, from Canada,

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#10 posted 12-03-2013 10:32 PM

Nice turning, looks like a little barrel. That’s the best kind of wood, free wood.

-- Tom D

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