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Leopardwood Jewelrybox

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Project by drsurfrat posted 11-23-2021 12:31 AM 971 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Years ago I made a small round jewelry box for my wife (in the first pic). I recently got the woods and time to make a bigger one. The top is leopardwood, and the bottom is cherry. Finished with Danish oil.

The leopardwood is apparently like poison ivy to some people, and although I react VIOLENTLY to poison ivy, this wood did nothing to my skin or lungs – I did wear a mask.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me





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#1 posted 11-23-2021 12:52 AM

Looks very nice Mike, and I bet the wife is happy to have a larger one.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#2 posted 11-23-2021 12:58 AM

damn looks like stiff competition in the bowl swap,i better get better real fast-lol. oh sorry,thats some nice work.

ps-mike is running the next swap which is a bowl turning swap,so turners come and join the fun.doesn’t have to be a bowl,doesn’t even have to be done on a lathe.the swaps are fun,join us.

-- 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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#3 posted 11-23-2021 02:07 AM

Great promotion Pottz.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#4 posted 11-23-2021 02:08 AM



Great promotion Pottz.

- Eric


hey the more the merrier !

-- 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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#5 posted 11-23-2021 02:16 AM

Yes it is, I think I counted 10 earlier.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#6 posted 11-23-2021 02:20 AM



Yes it is, I think I counted 10 earlier.

- Eric


yeah and it’s still early.hope this is a big swap.

-- 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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#7 posted 11-23-2021 02:31 AM

Beautiful wood and nice work with it.

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

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#8 posted 11-23-2021 02:36 AM

Nice, Mike! A friend used leopardwood for a while, then got sensitized to it. I ended up getting a couple boards from him, since he can’t work with it any more. Haven’t figured out the right project for it, but it’ll be something where I don’t generate much dust (so no lathe or belt-sander involved).

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 11-23-2021 02:54 AM

Great job.
Chuck

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#10 posted 11-23-2021 03:43 AM

Cool shape and grain. The top sort of reminds me of a Surinam toad’s back for some reason. ;-)

...but much prettier of course.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#11 posted 11-23-2021 07:58 AM

Mike, possibly one of my favorite lathe projects seen here. Not being a turner myself I see this as non-regular lathe items. Cool take on a box. Plus really good looking. :-)

Even though I’ll sit this swap out. I highly recommend it, a lot of fun, and a great way to meet new friends, plus get an education as you go. The beauty of this place, and things like the swaps is an opportunity to see how others do the same things, maybe easier, than you know how to do them.

I’m rooting for ya Pottz. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 11-23-2021 12:45 PM

Beautiful! Did you have any problem with tearout? I was thinking of taking a piece of leopardwood lumber that I just got, resawing it into about 1/8” thick veneer, and using that for the dark squares on a chess board.

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#13 posted 11-23-2021 01:19 PM

That’s a cool little box Mike. I never knew about sensitivity to leopardwood. And me and poison ivy have seen each other too many times. Good to know.

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

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#14 posted 11-23-2021 02:17 PM

Nicely done.

-- Ron

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#15 posted 11-23-2021 08:31 PM

Nice box Mike, that leopardwood looks cool.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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