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Spalted Self Harvested TanOak boxes

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Project by xammax posted 01-10-2019 11:48 AM 885 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Self harvested spalted TanOak boxes from a ranch in northern California.

-- MakerMaxwell





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 01-10-2019 12:07 PM

Really nice looking spalt, and the boxes they are made of. I’ve never heard “Tan Oak” is it called something else? Lord knows there are a ton of Oak’s though.

Do you have a saw mill, or something more ordinary, band sawn slabs? Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 01-10-2019 12:51 PM

The more I see these spalted woods here, the more I like them! The boxes are great, will be well enjoyed for sure!

-- 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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#3 posted 01-10-2019 02:46 PM

Beautiful boxes. Great lumber.

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

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#4 posted 01-10-2019 02:48 PM

Beautiful boxes.

I hadn’t heard of tanoak either so I had to look it up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notholithocarpus

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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xammax

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#5 posted 01-10-2019 07:37 PM

Tan bark oak, western chestnut are some other names, chainsaw mill and bandsaw were used in the milling process.

-- MakerMaxwell

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#6 posted 01-11-2019 03:08 AM

Beautiful wood and a great job on the boxes.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 01-11-2019 07:13 PM

Beautiful boxes, and Mother nature was really on her game.

-- John D, OP, KS

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therealSteveN

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#8 posted 01-13-2019 12:07 AM



Beautiful boxes.

I hadn t heard of tanoak either so I had to look it up
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notholithocarpus

- swirt

swirt, I thought I had searched every direction possible, never thought it would be a Pine tree cousin, instead of an Oak. Heck that would be perfect spalt then, usually softwoods will spalt, but catching them before they punk out is dicey at best. I have small projects of it all over my yard, where I seed small 2x cut offs to see what Ma Nature can do to them. One day you have a little color, next day wood pulp.

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xammax

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#9 posted 01-13-2019 12:55 AM

Not sure where you saw pine related (evergreen leaves not needles). I read somewhere it is between chestnut and beech. Wood is very hard/dense similar to oak but denser, unless punky. Yes a fine line between spalted and punky. Wood also has natural color variations not related to spalting.

-- MakerMaxwell

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 01-15-2019 04:23 AM

Can’t find a wood ID site that has a wood called Tan Oak. swirts link was to Wiki, but they called it tanoak, or tanbark oak. That link calls it an Ever Green. I jumped to Pine/softwoods forgetting Oaks are sometimes an ever green. Most Oaks are however deciduous, and do lose their leaves each year, and being North (region 5) I see them do just that.

Anyhow, my bad, sorry for the confusion.

-- Think safe, be safe

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therealSteveN

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#11 posted 01-16-2019 06:02 AM

I couldn’t send this through the PM here. This is listed on Hobbit House as “Spalted Beech” It didn’t give more info about where it was from, or type of beech. There were a few others that were similar, but this had the closest markings.

-- Think safe, be safe

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