Seeing Red

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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 05-25-2009 08:10 PM 1516 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Box Elder platter that is 10 inches in diameter. There was a small void in the bottom that I filled with turquoise inlace. This has one coat of wipe on poly and will get several more coats before it heads to its new owner. Red color in this piece of wood was absolutely stunning. Have several more pieces of this tree and can’t wait to see what lies in wait.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 05-25-2009 08:22 PM

Beautiful wood good turning too.


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#2 posted 05-25-2009 08:31 PM

That’s a fantastic looking piece of wood!

Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-26-2009 01:21 AM

Great looking piece. I love that red in the box elder.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 02:25 AM

Nice coloration. How hard is box elder? Is it as hard as soft or hard maple?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 05-26-2009 12:25 PM

Box elder, in Canada we call it Manitoba Maple... it’s a soft maple with real nice red/orange streaking as Jeff’s platter shows. In time the colour will turn a brown shade.

This is a great wood for turning as it will show very nice and is easy to work with. ...... Nice platter Jeff.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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