Plaque frame and Nut Driver box

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Project by robscastle posted 01-12-2017 05:52 AM 1839 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of projects made on the ST-12 saw

A piece of QLD walnut becomes a plaque frame for a friend.
Base 180 mm x 180 mm Vertical 160 mm x 160 mm
Angle 20 degrees.
I have had the timber for a few years but knew it was QLD Walnut as its aroma let me know as I cut it up!

The Nut Drivers box was for a family friend, he rewarded me with 24 coldies, and I tell you I needed them today 36 deg C outside, even had to cover up the metal tools to prevent hot potatoing them as I worked.
Great for drying paint!!

Again made from plywood offcuts.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 06:51 AM

You are having FUN playing with your new toy!

You’re also Driving something Nuts… LOL

LOOKS good…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 12:05 PM

Both great ideas.

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#3 posted 01-12-2017 02:25 PM

Nice projects, Rob. I had to look up Queensland walnut! I now have a new wrinkle in my brain because I learned something! I would really like to see that QLD with some finish on it, if you can arrange that. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 01-12-2017 02:29 PM

Nice lil storage box for those

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. K[email protected]

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#5 posted 01-13-2017 12:54 AM

Very useful items

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 01-13-2017 01:18 AM

I forgot to add the lock and hinge pictiures so here they are:

The box Populated

The front Lock catch

The self supporting back hinges.

Candy. When my friend picks up the plaque frame I will ask for a shot fitted with the plaque and finishing coat.

Psst… did you find the QLD Walnut aroma is reported to be similar to stepping in dog poo !

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 01-13-2017 01:35 AM

No, I missed that. My brain is further wrinkled! The wood-database says: ”Odor: Queensland Walnut does not smell like typical walnut in the Juglans genus: there is no characteristic odor associated with this species when dry.”
Obviously, their walnut doesn’t stink.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 01-13-2017 07:53 AM


Qld Walnut has great features as you have already picked up on, produces some impressive grain fiinish, however some down sides are its high in silica so it wears cutting blades accordingly.

Its in the very hard to find these days hence expensive and not a lot of qty when it is found.
Its very low in conductivity and was used in electrical switchboard backs up to manmade resin came along.

No real odur correct statement ….until you cut it then the surprise arives, along comes the unmistakable means of ID QLD Walnut. Must be a friend of an onion!!

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 01-13-2017 01:35 PM

Really cool Rob, I especially like the driver box.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#10 posted 01-16-2017 10:37 AM

Beautiful timber choice in the stand Rob and the box is neat, well done sir…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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