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What fine features lie beneath the surface?

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 395 days ago 881 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

Enjoy

Robert Brennan

-- Regards Robert



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degoose

6957 posts in 1938 days


#1 posted 395 days ago

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

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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