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Project by saw4fun posted 04-22-2011 02:04 AM 2066 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little serving tray out of Flamed Boxelder. Used a clear coat lacquer to avoid yellowing the white wood.

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 02:51 AM

That’s beautiful. I’m going to have to find some box elder to cut…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#2 posted 04-22-2011 03:41 AM

I have enjoyed using this wood for turning; this is the first time I have seen it used this way. Nice job and I do agree with using the lacquer.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 04-22-2011 03:53 AM

Hey my friend, THAT IS PURDY!!!

I like the look with the clear lacquer

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 05:23 AM

Beautiful job. Where did you find the wood? I’ve been looking but the price has kept me away.

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#5 posted 04-22-2011 08:23 AM

Thanks everyone! As usual I have to let the beauty nature provides make up for my limited wworking skills..

cwdance1- Its been so long since I cut that log up I don’t even remember where it came from. Somewhere within 50miles of me here in central Nebraska I suppose. PM or call me at (308) 3eight3-01nine8 to let me know what sizes you are looking for and I can probably get you set up for a pretty reasonable price. I will get some pictures tomorrow of some of the book-matched sets I ran through the planer today.

Chris- Take a look at Heirloomwoodworking’s projects to see how a craftsman much more talented than I puts this wood to use!

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 11:51 AM

Nice wood, great colors. Well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 12:38 PM

Beautiful wood and you have brought out the best in it… that natural finish is perfect!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#8 posted 04-22-2011 03:00 PM

Just for grins! Added some pictures of a couple of the book-matched sets that came out of the same log. Also a picture of the log right after the first cut was made “opening” it up.

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#9 posted 08-22-2011 11:16 PM

that is a beautiful tray. that Box Elder is awesome. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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