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Forum topic by kcrandy posted 08-23-2009 05:17 AM 797 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2009 05:17 AM

Anyone ever used Osage Orange for making a box?

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#1 posted 08-23-2009 05:22 AM

Just do a search on Ljs and I think you’ll find a few

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#2 posted 08-23-2009 03:58 PM

never made a box out of it but i have turned a few bowls from it and it is a really good stable wood, great colors if you get a nice piece.

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#3 posted 08-25-2009 03:14 AM

I have used Osage or hedge apple as the call it here, a few times. Beautiful, but very hard and very dense. It will dull your tools quicker than other hardwoods so be patient and keep honing frequently. It is a gorgeous color when finished whether oil or shellac. Post some pics when you’re finished.

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