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Project by socrbent posted 03-28-2020 02:13 PM 424 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pandemic Project – Significant other requested something to hold knives, forks, spoons and napkins for family gatherings. Having learned the appeal of spalted wood from fellow LJs I spotted some good looking firewood – a maple we had cut down 2 years ago. sides are 4” tall base is 9” x 7”. Base is poplar. Box joint corners and rebated dividers. Finish is sanding sealer and 3 coats of MinWax Poly.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-28-2020 11:02 PM

Very attractive tote!!


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James E McIntyre

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#2 posted 03-29-2020 12:13 AM

It’s a great build. Using the home grown maple with the box joints fits well with the design.
What happen to the rest of the spalted maple?
Other projects?

-- James E McIntyre: More work and less words please.

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#3 posted 03-29-2020 03:16 AM

Nice tote. That Spalt makes it even more special, Lucky you having such nice firewood.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 03-29-2020 01:41 PM

Thanks Jim James, SteveN. Going to search the firewood pile for more pieces that look as good as these. When the tree was first cut down, some bowls I rough turned didn’t look this good. Guess its all in the timing.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 03-29-2020 03:28 PM

Fantastic workmanship. It’s not easy to have those crisp lines and joints with spalted wood…which is nice by the way!

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#6 posted 03-29-2020 04:34 PM

A great idea and some fantastic wood.

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#7 posted 03-30-2020 04:58 PM

That is reall cool and very useful. Love the wood/joints etc.

-- Petey

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