Box of scraps

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Project by thesoninlaw posted 01-12-2014 12:35 AM 1229 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A machine showed up at my work from Germany bolted to an oak skid. I thought I noticed some wild grain near one end so I resawed a few pieces off (my first resaw). Well, it cracked all to hell but I used it anyway. The end grain sides and ends were part of a wine-processing machine that I found in a field at my work as well (the wood, not the machine). I work in a winery BTW. It had been out in the dirt and elements for at least seven years (because I know that is when we started using UHMW in place of oak—damn bureaucrats). So, this made completely from oak that everyone told me wasn’t good for anything.

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 04:49 AM

As long as your not trying to carry water in it, the cracks look fine to me.
I like the grain pattern you created, and really like the story.

-- *The measure of a leader is not how much they know; it's how much they teach.* Jason

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 08:59 PM

I like the cracks. Character !! But, for those who don’t…clear epoxy works

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 11:46 PM

You did a great job making it good for something!

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#4 posted 01-16-2014 02:32 PM

Cool box! Like the cracks and marks, they make it look vintage. Like it. Great job!

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