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Project by awsum55 posted 09-24-2018 04:01 PM 1330 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me a small slab of wood that I’ve never seen before. I think this combination is beautiful, but I don’t know what the yellow wood is. Please tell me what you think it might be. Thanks.

-- John D, OP, KS





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 09-24-2018 05:09 PM

I like it. Cool design and color combo. I would take a guess and say it’s either yellowheart or osage orange

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 09-24-2018 07:15 PM

I like the combo, and agree with DoubleDD on the wood.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 09-24-2018 07:51 PM

It sure looks like the olive I’m working with, presently.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 09-24-2018 08:04 PM

nice box John, I’d bet on osage orange because of the dark streak

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 09-24-2018 10:11 PM

If it is osage orange, it will darken considerably over time.
Osage is very heavy. Did you notice that it was heavier than the walnut? Whereas, olive is fairly light.
Olive also has dark streaks. And, it’s prone to chip out. Did you get any when you cut the box joints?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 09-24-2018 10:19 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done John!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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awsum55

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#7 posted 09-24-2018 11:27 PM

Thanks guys. Yes the wood is very heavy and dense. I’m disappointed that the Osage Orange will darken, I really like the bright yellow color. I didn’t have any luck running it through my planer with fairly new blades. It had grain that changed direction and I kept getting chip out. The only way I was able to dimension the wood was to do it on my table saw or band saw and then sand out any marks from the process. Also thanks for identifying the wood for me.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#8 posted 09-25-2018 08:19 AM

Really nice Box, I love the colour combination. Fingers crossed the colour does not change too much..

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#9 posted 09-25-2018 12:39 PM

Many, many, MANY years ago, in high school, (1959) I turned a lamp base from osage. It set in my parent’s dark living room for the six years I was in the military. In that time, it had darkened to a rich milk chocolate brown.
I’ve since made tool handles and shop fixtures with it. They took about a year to turn the same color.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 09-25-2018 02:42 PM

Beautiful job on this. What did you use to line the bottom?

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awsum55

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#11 posted 09-25-2018 03:48 PM



Beautiful job on this. What did you use to line the bottom?

- TWegs

Thanks. I used a cedar board salvaged from my deck. I always liked the way cedar looks when finished.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 10-01-2018 01:45 PM

Nice design, something comforting about the shape,good work!

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#13 posted 02-09-2019 02:57 PM

Persimmon IMO, which is a true ebony. Trees are primarily sap wood, with chocolate colored heart wood showing up in streaks. Sapwood is pale yellow white. Beautiful box, love the grain in that walnut!

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#14 posted 02-09-2019 03:12 PM

Very pretty.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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awsum55

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#15 posted 02-09-2019 06:03 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the nice comments.

-- John D, OP, KS

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