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hi all,

this is my first real attempt at a nice small box and there's a great story behind it. obviously there are more than a few flaws with the box but overall it looks ok. it is spalted beech and the wood comes from a huge beech tree that was taken down in my neighborhood. the homeowner was kind enough to give me and my friend both of the largest logs so we're going to slab them up on sunday, or at least one of them anyway. so in a gesture of thanks i made her this small box and it will be a nice way for her to remember that big beautiful beech tree.

here's some shots of the logs that she gave us. as you can tell i'm very happy and can't wait to get some 3 and 4 inch slabs from these babies.





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A lot of visual interest. Nice job!
 

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I like it!

It has a rustic character to it. Nice Job!!
 

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That is a box with a lot of character. I like it… how small is it?
 

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i forgot to measure it before i gave it away. but the measurements are approximately 2 3/4" tall x 8" x 4". all very approximate. it was a good learning experience and there are many things that i know i will do differently next time. the picture really doesn't do the figure justice, all i have is a little point-n-shoot digital camera. but once i put the watco danish oil on it, the wood really seemed to take on some dimension and depth. i cut those pieces out of a firewood sized piece of the beech that had fallen some time ago. all i have for resawing is my tablesaw so i'm kinda limited on what i can resaw.

thanks for the kind words ya'll.
 

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If there are flaws they add to the character. Good to see the original timber.
 

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DAMN!!!!! That's BEATIFUL!!!!!! I can't quite figure out the jointing of the sides. I guessing box joint?????
I wish I had some of that wood.

GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ED
 

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rustic wonder
 

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Nice. Well done chips!
 
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