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Forum topic by The Box Whisperer posted 467 days ago 729 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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The Box Whisperer

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467 days ago

Hey guy, Among a pile of scrap softwood I noticed one really heavy piece. After giving it some love, it almost came alive! Its 8×16 1/4×7/8 and Im pretty sure it’s tigerwood. Right now Im calling it “The eye of Sauron”. Seems a shame to cut it up, any ideas on what I should make with it that would show it off? Thanks guys..

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil


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Dallas

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#1 posted 467 days ago

Make a shipping box, insert the wood and send it to me? ;>)

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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The Box Whisperer

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#2 posted 467 days ago

Dallas! Funny guy! I did however check out your projects and they are cool. If I did send it to you what would you make from it?

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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AandCstyle

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#3 posted 467 days ago

Resaw it and make each piece a panel in a 2 door cabinet. Hang the cabinet at eye level for maximal effect.

-- Art

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Dallas

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#4 posted 467 days ago

BW, It just lends itself to becoming a humidor to me, Maybe make it into a set for a ladies vanity…. ring holder, jewelry dish, possibly brush and mirror set?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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The Box Whisperer

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#5 posted 467 days ago

Id resaw it if I could, but I dont have a bandsaw and thats a little big for my table saw.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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jumbojack

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#6 posted 467 days ago

Find someone to resaw it for you and do something like this:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/84080

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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KnotNoe

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#7 posted 467 days ago

I am liking AandC and Jumbo jack’s idea… could also still cut, piece together offset not mirrored, add a complimentary edging (high gloss finish to make the grains pop) for a fabulous tray.

-- if you can't find the time to do it right the first time... when will you find time to do it again?

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richardwootton

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#8 posted 467 days ago

That’s beautiful! Are you sure it’s tiger wood? The color doesn’t look quite right. Either way, score!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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The Box Whisperer

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#9 posted 467 days ago

the camera Im useing really dosnt capture colors properly, its muted in the pic. Im 95% its tigerwood.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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The Box Whisperer

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#10 posted 467 days ago

I think the plan will be save it until I can get is re-sawn, thanks guys and gals.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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Dallas

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#11 posted 467 days ago

If I were closer I would let you use a nice Disston! Of course, if you were that close, you could just use my band saw.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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The Box Whisperer

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#12 posted 466 days ago

Yeah, I think holding out for a buddy with a bandsaw is the way to go on this one.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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waho6o9

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#13 posted 466 days ago

No doubt.

A nice set of book matched panels for a custom hanging tool
box.

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