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Spalted Oak and Sepele Box

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Project by msurvilo posted 167 days ago 1196 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spalted oak top and bottom came from the wood pile. Pieces of firewood destined to end up in the fireplace caught my eye as I was grabbing them. The sides are made of resawn sepele. I had to put in a dovetail key to control some splitting that was occurring. I also hid two screws under plugs to hold the main bottom to the bottom that is a floating panel inside the box. Altogether this box cost only $9 to make and is obviously very unique.

-- Matt, California.





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 167 days ago

glad the wood didn’t end up in the fireplace, the box look amazing, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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BubingaBill

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#2 posted 167 days ago

Very nice box!!

Your scraps look nicer then most of my “good” pile!!

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 167 days ago

Nine bucks well spent.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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RogerBean

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#4 posted 167 days ago

The spalted oak certainly is striking. And put to good use.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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deon

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#5 posted 167 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 167 days ago

This box looks great and I love the wood. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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garbonsai

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#7 posted 167 days ago

That is some amazing looking oak. And a great looking box to boot.

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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Gary

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#8 posted 167 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s
Really nice box. Beautiful save on the oak.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Joe Weaver

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#9 posted 167 days ago

great looking box

-- Joe, Ga

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 167 days ago

Beautiful wood. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 167 days ago

Forgot, Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 167 days ago

Nice looking box and that spalted oak looks great…well done.
Welcome to Lumberjocks an amazing community of world wide woodworkers.

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

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Rick

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#13 posted 167 days ago

Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Boxguy

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#14 posted 167 days ago

Matt, what a nice first post. You certainly have an nice eye for beautiful wood. I also like your choice of wood combinations. I would have put the bottom wood into another top for another box…Dutchman patch and all. I like your design. If you ever want to consider hinges and installing hinges: try this. Thanks for sharing. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Fishinbo

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#15 posted 161 days ago

Great save, it came out really beautiful. Your box is gorgeous inside and out with those pretty grains and figure. Great job and welcome!

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