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Project by Blake870 posted 10-13-2021 12:41 AM 498 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a box out of some scraps that have been laying in my neighbors shed for about 25 years he said. I asked him if I could have it to make him a box for wallet keys phone etc… its obviously spalted maple and some mystery wood from a pallet sent from Asia he thought a long time ago. It looks like walnut but its a soft wood and very open poured. Its really nice to work with using hand tools but hard to finish being so open. If anyone know what it is let me know. I was thinking some kind of cedar but it doesn’t smell like cedar and easier to work. The joinery is the rob cosman method of dovetails and his saw which is awesome to use. Thanks





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Eric

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#1 posted 10-13-2021 01:34 AM

Nice job, and just using hand tools makes it even better.

-- Eric, building the dream

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gdaveg

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#2 posted 10-13-2021 03:06 AM

Nice build on the box and all by hand.

I am guessing the wood is African Mahogany, here is a clip from the wood identifier site:

https://www.wood-database.com/african-mahogany/

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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Blake870

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#3 posted 10-13-2021 12:53 PM


Nice build on the box and all by hand.

I am guessing the wood is African Mahogany, here is a clip from the wood identifier site:

https://www.wood-database.com/african-mahogany/

Wow good eye I think you are correct it pretty much matches exactly what the link u sent says. Thanks!

- gdaveg


Nice build on the box and all by hand.

I am guessing the wood is African Mahogany, here is a clip from the wood identifier site:

https://www.wood-database.com/african-mahogany/

- gdaveg


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NoWhiskeyWoodworking

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#4 posted 10-13-2021 01:05 PM

Holy cow, that’s a beautiful box!

-- Van "If you're looking for perfection, don't look here."

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Peteybadboy

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#5 posted 10-13-2021 09:01 PM

My first thought is Luan. What they make Luan ply wood out of. But that is a guess. Beautiful box. I would also like to see more of your shop! Please add some pics to the my workshop section.

BTW Welcome to LJ.

Thanks for posting

-- Petey

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489tad

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#6 posted 10-13-2021 09:35 PM

That’s nice. I like the spalted wood.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Oldtool

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#7 posted 10-14-2021 03:03 AM

Nise box, great dovetails, great work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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