Spalted Pecan Box

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Project by OutPutter posted 01-14-2010 03:28 AM 1882 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is another one that sat on the bench for a long time. The sides came from a stump I saw in a gas station parking lot next to a trailor out back. I snatched it up without knowing what it was. I split out some pieces in a quarter sawn pattern and went to the jointer to clean it up and make the surfaces parallel. It turned out that the pieces weren’t quite large enough for a box, I thought, so I finished it with pure tung oil and let it sit, and sit, and sit. Then I added some wipe on poly and let it sit some more. A few weeks ago during a finish the old projects fit I decided to make the corners 45 and join them together. Then I let it sit some more. Then when I came to a glued up panel of curly maple that had warped beyond any hope of being a larger box top, I decided to cut it down to fit this little thing. Another of my favorites now. I’m reminded of a copperhead snake when I look at the spalting and grain pattern. Weird…

-- Jim

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 04:15 AM

nice work, second time i seen a small box out of 3/4”

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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