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Forum topic by Howie posted 06-11-2012 11:36 PM 937 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-11-2012 11:36 PM

Has anyone ever used grapefruit to build anything?(boxes etc) I have a log about 4 ft long drying and wonder if it’s worth fooling with.

-- Life is good.

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 12:34 AM

I have half a grapefruit every morning with breakfast…
... I would not want to attempt to make any boxes with them.




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#2 posted 06-12-2012 01:02 AM

I have worked with other fruit trees and it is always kind of fun. The grain varies from impressive to pretty straightforward, but IMO the “boring” wood is pretty in its own right due to being unusually simple.

Never worked with grapefruit, but if I had a 4’ log of it hanging out I’d let it dry and make something.

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 02:45 AM

Thanks TY for the reply. I’m thinking a jewelry box. If it doesn’t work I can always use it in the smoker.

Joe: I like grapefruit with a little…vodka in it but I don’t think that will work in woodworking.

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 02:46 AM

I’d do it just to say I did it. Maybe not some intricate custom or comissioned piece on a a deadline, but I’d make something out of it.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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