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Project by britman posted 03-04-2011 08:25 PM 1506 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Body made from purple heart lace wood top and bottom lacquer finished

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#1 posted 03-04-2011 09:05 PM

Very nice. Purple Heart has such a great color and it goes great with alot of other woods.

I was curious as to why the bottom is lace wood also? I typically use a luan or hardwood ply for my bottoms…unless the bottom is showing…mostly I do this to save having to use more of the expensive hardwoods?

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 09:55 PM

probably wanted the lacewood to show when you open the box

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 10:16 PM

Nice job

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#4 posted 03-05-2011 01:07 AM

neat looken box.

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#5 posted 03-05-2011 03:20 AM

Great looking box! Have you found lace wood to be brittle and chips out easily! I tried making some boxes with zebrawood which is extremely brittle. When it kept chipping out so much that I had to cut off the dovetail ends until the pc got too short, I quit using zw when I need to use a router on it.

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#6 posted 03-05-2011 12:04 PM

Nice looking box..

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#7 posted 03-05-2011 04:52 PM

Very nice wood combination. Good work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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