Small lidded box turned from Apple Wood

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Project by TheWoodYogi posted 06-10-2017 09:27 PM 1565 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is from an Apple branch. I cut the dead limbs from my fruit trees 3 years ago. I have a good stack of various fruit woods to work with on different projects. I hope most of it provides nice wood like this :) I love working with fruit woods.

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#1 posted 06-11-2017 04:50 PM

Well done.
I like turning fruit wood and apple is one of my favorites. You have turned this one with the center core on the end grain. It has been my experience that this too often leads to splitting (radial cracks) later as the wood moves so I don’t do that any more. Even when I turn across the grain and include part or all of the center core the radial cracking is still a problem. Good luck.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 06-11-2017 06:11 PM

This is a beautiful box.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 06-11-2017 06:34 PM

Very pretty.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 06-11-2017 08:01 PM

Thanks everyone :)
I was aware of the centre core, but I’m hoping it is dry enough and remains crack free. Only time will tell. I have had success with similar pieces in the past and I will keep my eye on it :) This wood has been sitting in my garage for about 2 years. It was as low as -27C these past couple of winters and the garage is more of an open car cover. I look for pieces that didn’t develop cracks during the seasons :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#5 posted 06-12-2017 03:06 AM

Apple is a great wood to work with and you have awesome colours in it too.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#6 posted 06-15-2017 01:44 AM

Love apple wood! I have tried to convince some local orchard owners to see me some chunks of trees they cut down, but they often don’t seem to have time. I do manage to get some every now and then though, and am glad when I do.

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