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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Coastal plain of North Carolina

    Stu's Box

    Now that I know it has safely arrived I will post a picture of a box I turned from some red keyaki that Stu Ablett sent me. It is a fabulous wood to turn as it cuts, sands and finishes beautifully.

    Stu gave the box to his wife and says she is thrilled with it. Makes me very happy to hear such reports.

    The box finished up at approximately 2" tall and 3" in diameter as I recall. I guess I failed to measure it when I finished as I don't have a record of its size. Maybe Stu can provide that for me.

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    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    That's a classic Stafford box, Mike. Beautiful work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Stafford View Post
    ... I guess I failed to measure it when I finished as I don't have a record of its size. Maybe Stu can provide that for me.
    Yeah, but if Stu measures it, you're gonna have to convert from Japanese inches to US inches. What a pain.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yep, I could spot a Stafford box a mile away.

    Great work.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Great box and gift!
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Well done sir!

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Thank you again Mike, it is a wonderful piece, and Emiko just loves it! I'll see if I can get it away from her long enough to measure it, and I'll use centimeters, like the rest of the world does
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Very nice!


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