Curly walnut and figured hickory

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Project by Bill posted 04-16-2014 12:09 PM 3038 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t wait to get the finish on this one. Even unsanded these woods shimmered. Putting on the finish is what keeps me doing this. Anyhow, this box is figured walnut and figured hickory. It is 5×9x 4 ish, with a wipe on poly finish.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 12:19 PM

You’ve done it again! If I keep sawin logs, I’ll find some cool stuff like that eventually. This is my best find to date. (blackjack oak sawed yesterday).

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

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 12:24 PM

I like the dowel hinge. Beautiful wood.

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 12:40 PM

wow, that is beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 12:43 PM

Now that is a beautiful board. What is blackjack oak? Time for another search.

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 12:49 PM

That is a beauty. Love the grain!!..........Jim

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

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 12:56 PM

Great looking box and wood.

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 01:06 PM

The natural beauty of the wood shines through with your work!

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#8 posted 04-16-2014 01:22 PM

bigogre, It is a type of oak we have a lot of here. The live trees don’t have the color that the standing dead ones do. The big problem is finding one that isn’t hollow or rotten in the center. I have seen huge live blackjack that are hollow/rotten in the center. They are considered a “trash tree” and are rarely milled for lumber.

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

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#9 posted 04-16-2014 02:26 PM

Great combination! Nice execution!

Maybe those logs I have laying about waiting to be cut????? Naw! LOL!

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#10 posted 04-16-2014 03:14 PM

Great woods and super build.

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#11 posted 04-16-2014 03:27 PM

Beautiful work as always

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 04-16-2014 03:48 PM

Another nice one! You’re batting pretty high numbers here lately. Nice work.

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

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#13 posted 04-16-2014 06:04 PM

Don’t see much curly walnut in the wild, looks great. Nice job on this box, I like the hinging lid style.

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#14 posted 04-16-2014 08:35 PM

Beautiful wood choice and great design.

-- 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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#15 posted 04-16-2014 09:17 PM

Very nice box and really beautiful wood…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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