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Project by racerglen posted 10-24-2011 04:28 PM 2399 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, So..I got my very own camera for my birthday..still learning how it works.
Then number two, a lot quicker with refined technique, and a mineral oil finish.
It looks like what someone told me is box elder, but that dose’nt grow here..some kind of maple possibly.

The boards grew from a dinner at friends before Christmas, my wife liked a board our friends had and asked for something similar ..and at the time “with a shiney surface” so…from a chunk of chainsawn firewood I created the shinney one..”not what I asked for” and the gloss polly smelled…for months after.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 04:43 PM

And they’re about 10 inches long, 4 or so wide and under a half inch thick..should have taken a shot from the bottom side to show the live edge ends..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 05:12 PM

That is some very nice flame grain in that firewood. Sometimes the simplest designs are the most powerful.

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 05:21 PM

That sure looks like box elder to me.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 07:19 PM


You probably refer to it as Manitoba maple. Box elder is a member of the maple family, acer negundo and there are quite a few variants. Most of the maps you see will also show it as not growing in Ontario, the one outside my window would beg to differ. I have definitely seen them in BC.

Be aware that that red tone is very light sensitive. If you want to keep it, you will need to store the boards in the dark.

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 07:22 PM

The Mrs has them in a drawer in the sideboard


-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 12:28 AM

Love the colors. Nice is an understatement. That wood screams “touch me.” Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 10-25-2011 01:36 AM

It sure looks like Box Elder / Alder to me : )
I believe that the red is caused by a fungus , but not sure if it is toxic or not.
Perhaps one of the “turners” here will know : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 10-28-2011 06:50 PM

My ohh what beautiful wood!
You really managed to get the glow out.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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