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Curly walnut and figured hickory

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Project by bigogre posted 134 days ago 1662 views 7 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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gfadvm

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#1 posted 134 days ago

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 134 days ago

I like the dowel hinge. Beautiful wood.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#3 posted 134 days ago

wow, that is beautiful, great work

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bigogre

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#4 posted 134 days ago

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 134 days ago

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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bugz

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#6 posted 134 days ago

Great looking box and wood.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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mmh

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#7 posted 134 days ago

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

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 134 days ago

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 134 days ago

Great combination! Nice execution!

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

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#10 posted 134 days ago

Great woods and super build.

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 134 days ago

Beautiful work 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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#12 posted 134 days ago

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

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

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bobasaurus

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#13 posted 134 days ago

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

-- Allen, Colorado

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#14 posted 134 days ago

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 134 days ago

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

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

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