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Nifty box that I am sure she will enjoy for years to come…nice work!!!
 

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That's some wicked looking Sycamore. Nice job.
 

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I like the look of Sycamore, but sometimes it's not so well behaved. That is the right size for it, not big enough to be problematic.
 

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You nailed the rustic-look with this one. Beautiful wood.

I just ordered some sycamore, and had read that it is very hard, and fussy. Would you mind giving a sentence or so describing what one might expect when working this wood?
 

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Nice timber, P'32.

However, it would still be a Small Box in Churchill Australia.
 

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Very nice Phil. The rustic look gives it a lot of character and charm.
 

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You nailed the rustic-look with this one. Beautiful wood.

I just ordered some sycamore, and had read that it is very hard, and fussy. Would you mind giving a sentence or so describing what one might expect when working this wood?

- wildwoodbybrianjohns
Sycamore is harder than basswood - (janka hardness 770 vs 410), but the dovetails of this box were cut with hand tools. This piece was apparently close to a branch as indicated by the near-knot on the side panel. Most of the work was done on power tools - bandsaw for the boards, table saw, belt sander for final surface.

I have also used sycamore for several chip carved plates shown in my projects.
 

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I didn't know Sycamore looked like that! Beautiful! Great grain, etc.

Sure glad you posted the size of it… I thought it was much larger than THAT! :)

Very nice!
 

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Nice little box and the Sycamore makes it stand out.

I have used Sycamore on a number of projects from dove tailed recipe boxes to 16" shallow tray/bowls without any particular problems. I do find it to be on the "soft" side so I usually protect it well with several coats of Poly. A rectangular tray and the 16" bowl and a "square" bowl are in my project postings.
 

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Very nice rustic box, Phil !!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim
 
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