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Forum topic by BubingaBill posted 03-10-2015 09:58 PM 889 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2015 09:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut maple question

I’m always trying new things and building boxes is a great way to express my creative side. I have been building custom pool cue cases for a while now and the last one was quite large. 3” x 13” x 38” and made from oak. my latest customer wants something along those lines and has asked for me to be creative. I’m thinking of using walnut for the sides and birds eye maple for the top and bottom panels. The top and bottom are about 1/4” thick and the sides are 1/2”. Does anyone foresee a problem with this combination? I have not used maple in this size before, so I don’t know what to expect.

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 10:28 PM

you will be fine, makes for a nice combination

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 01:38 AM

A classic combo.

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 02:01 AM

great choice. you will asked to make more when friends see it.

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 02:07 PM

Thanks guys!
So no issues with the maple twisting or bowing? I had that with some Zebra and Blood wood and this is a considerably larger case!

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