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Thread: My 1st real try at nice box... DONE !

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    My 1st real try at nice box... DONE !

    OK.... So in my last post I got my Sawstop Cabinet finished...

    I am starting on a mitred box

    Here is my inspiration.... A very nice piece of walnut ( I think ). I am going to use this for the top and some walnut for the sides....

    I think is some very cool figure....
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    Last edited by Bartee Lamar; 09-13-2009 at 07:47 PM.

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    That is some nice wood Bartee Definitely some nice figure. Should make a nice box for sure. Looking forward to see the finished piece. OH and nice to see ya posting

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    Yea... it's nice to be back..

    Definitely going to get a lot more shop time this summer.

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    Last edited by John Bartley; 01-15-2011 at 08:53 PM.

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    Ready to see the rest, but I too think the "figured" piece is Cherry or some other fruit wood whilst the color is off the grain could be Walnut on the other piece (maybe, but more of a Luan grain unless the pix is a closeup)

    At any rate. Finish it and lets take a look. Waiting for more... thanks for the posting...

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    well bartee,, i am late to the show but i agree on the purty wood being curly cherry and some nice stuff to boot,, that will make a fine box fer sure,, one hint thought that wavy grain will be prone to tear out if you need to do some planning on it later. so beware ,,sanding is the safest method..
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    I was really glad to have my 8" spiral cutter jointer.... No tear out and the grain is all over the place.

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    Hi Bartee, good to see you back. So you're going to keep us on our toes only showing us a small portion of that box? Well if the rest matches what you showed it is going to be a really beatiful box indeed!
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Hi Bartee, I am for the Cherry as well. I have some of the chocolate stuff here and it dont look that color.

    Hey welcome back, how have you managed not to be in your shop?
    cheers

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    Ok.. Ok.. Ok...

    I am going to find a piece of quarter sawn cherry for the rest of the box...

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