Sweet Ash

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Project by bigogre posted 137 days ago 1594 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is 9×5 inches, and made with figured ash with lots of little bark pockets, and the lid is curly walnut. I epoxied on a polished agate for the lift, just to try something a bit different. I was concerned with it snapping off, so I glued a small stop block inside the box to keep it from ever making contact with the box sides. Finished with wipe on poly, then waxed and buffed.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 137 days ago

This is a beautiful box and the wood is extraordinary.

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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#2 posted 137 days ago

Outrageously beautiful material.
All three of them.

I like it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 137 days ago

I really like this box. That is some spectacular looking ash, and the walnut it sweet too.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#4 posted 137 days ago

I love that ash, never seen anything like that before.

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#5 posted 137 days ago

What a great job and collection of material. The ash is spectacular. Glad to see you posting again.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 137 days ago


-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#7 posted 137 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 137 days ago

wow, that is beautiful wood, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#9 posted 137 days ago

super looking box. The figure of the Ash is great. I like the lift idea and the asymmetrical position of the lift.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#10 posted 137 days ago

Man that wood is amazing, you did a great job of showing it off

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 137 days ago

That is one gorgeous box. I love the grain!! A real eye catcher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 137 days ago

Do I absolutely love this box!? YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASH I DO!

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 137 days ago

Great find on the wood. Spectacular build as always.

-- 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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#14 posted 137 days ago

Great work and that wood is a show stealer.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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