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Project by ToughCut posted 12-30-2018 12:57 AM 703 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made my Grandson”s a treasure box, used chocolate chip maple and walnut. Finished with Minwax wipe on poly. Lid is curved and was quite a learning experience. Would do it different next time. Was rather time consuming but fun. My wife had the idea and I ran with it. I think it turned out OK

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.





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EugdOT

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#1 posted 12-30-2018 01:33 AM

Great work

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leafherder

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#2 posted 12-30-2018 03:09 AM

Great job. I’ve never heard it called chocolate chip maple but it looks great with the walnut. I’m sure they will keep these forever and pass them down to future generations. Thanks for posting and Happy New Year!

-- Leafherder

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#3 posted 12-30-2018 06:25 AM

Interesting Maple, is that a bark inclusion? Can’t say I have seen that look in Maple before, just Oak.

Makes a nice looking, and interesting box. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 12-30-2018 11:26 AM

Great looking boxes. When my wife has an idea, I usually run to.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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ToughCut

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#5 posted 12-30-2018 02:43 PM

I don’t know what causes the brown spots, was at my local wood supplier and he mentioned the chocolate chip maple and i purchased some he said it is rare.

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 12-30-2018 03:45 PM

Bark inclusion can come from trees that grow together from what many would call a crotch. Sometimes instead of a crotch, it is an entire fold, where the Y of 2 short trunks, or main branches are separated while the tree is young, but as it grows they press together, then grow into the tree so that when the wood is cut from these trees they are cutting what used to be outside, but has grown inside the tree.

I had only seen it in Oak before. The place I buy a lot of my Lumber does quite a bit of Oak processing though, so maybe it’s just because they do so much Oak, I thought it was an oak only thing.

This is a pic from Bob Kloes it sure looks like Maple to me, and those dark pockets are bark inclusion. He has the pic labeled Heavy Bark Inclusion. So that is 2 times I have seen Maple with it now.

Most of the Oak I have seen with it, the lumber was riddled with holes, looked like Swiss Cheese with all the holes rimmed with wood bark. I have seen this quite often at Frank Miller, yet now when I want to find a pic, I cannot. I’ve always stayed away from the holy looking inclusions, as they have said it is a tough wood to work.

What did you think, while working with that Maple? Harder to work, or same?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 12-31-2018 01:28 AM

They came out better than “OK”. Great job. I love the domed lid.

-- AJ

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