What fine features lie beneath the surface?

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 06-10-2013 05:27 AM 1352 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to make a simple lid for my Gifkins Dovetail Jig box.

The original box I made from Camphor Laurel Slabs recently acquired from LLWW.

The box looked like this when I finished it.

So I set about ferreting through my bits of timber and found a piece of a suitable size, just lying about I might add.

The piece I selected was European walnut .

I then cut it to size width wise

Checked it for trueness

Found it was reasonable flat enough to go straight to the thicknesser, so I thicknessed it down and found the following in the process.

I was absolutely amazed at the feature lying below the surface.

So I continued on and cut the top to match the box and rebated it for a simple fit

This was the final result.

Talk about an amazing barn find and wood gloat !!

Everything in its new home


Robert Brennan

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 07:18 AM

Nice timber selection… you saw what I see.. what is inside… before you dressed it…

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