Spalted Oak Turned Box

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Project by Chris posted 09-28-2012 12:54 AM 1344 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a scrub oak come tree down in the hurricane that hit Long Island NY last year and I’ve been turning chunks of it a lot this summer. This is from a branch that had been laying on the ground. I didn’t realize how nicely it had spalted until I turned the bark off to make this box, which is my first attempt for a turned box. If I had known how nice the wood would look i would have practiced on another chunk of firewood, but this looked like a throw-away when I started.

Anyway, thanks for looking

-- Chris

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 12:51 PM

Isn’t it amazing what wood is available for projects. It always seems such a waste when the tree trimmers are just grinding it up. Great job and a nice looking piece.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#2 posted 09-28-2012 08:27 PM

Beautiful! Interesting wood grain!

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#3 posted 10-11-2012 01:00 AM

Very, very nice box!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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