Thank you box

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Project by SmallShopDad posted 12-06-2018 11:05 AM 1808 views 4 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor gave me a large log from his walnut tree he had cut down. There are several large (60” diameter 80’ tall) walnut trees on my street. He sold a majority of the main trunk and let me have a trunk piece from the top. I made him this box as a thank you for the free wood! There were three main leads coming out of the trunk that gave me some of the best crotch walnut I have ever seen! I used most of the wood to make a dining room table and I’m working on a toy box for my youngest son.

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#1 posted 12-06-2018 11:08 AM

That is beautiful wood! What finish did you put on the box?

-- Matt R

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#2 posted 12-06-2018 11:11 AM

I used tung oil and wax. That is what I use on all of my projects now.

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#3 posted 12-06-2018 11:27 AM

That’s beautiful work. Maybe he will hook u up with some more logs before long.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#4 posted 12-06-2018 11:27 AM

Beautiful box. Excellent neighbor!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 12-06-2018 11:40 AM

Thank you for ’’thank you ’’ box – wood grain and colour looks incredible!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-06-2018 12:58 PM

Wow you got lucky with that wood, the grain is beautiful! Nice work on the box, nice gift to your neighbor!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 12-06-2018 01:43 PM


Oh my… Best looking box/wood selection ive seen in a loooong time! Astounding.

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#8 posted 12-06-2018 01:52 PM

Wow, that just POPS. Beautiful finish!!

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 12-06-2018 01:54 PM

I’m interested in the finish as well! That looks awesome!

-- If I cannot find a way, I will make one

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#10 posted 12-06-2018 02:29 PM

Great looking box, and great way to say thank you.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 12-06-2018 02:42 PM

Wow! beautiful grain. Nice finish on that too.

-- ~Daniel

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#12 posted 12-06-2018 02:48 PM

man i wish i had a neighbor like that.your right that is some stunning crotch walnut,your table is gorgeous.nice work and welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#13 posted 12-06-2018 03:06 PM

WOW! Love it. That table sure is purdy, too!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#14 posted 12-06-2018 03:16 PM

Absolutely fantastic!

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#15 posted 12-06-2018 03:42 PM

Incredible, love it…..Nice score of some beautiful wood!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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