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    Some Pretty Wood

    I scored some curly ambrosia maple a couple days ago. I needed about 10bdft of amborsia maple to make some frames and a box for a friend and while picking thru the stack I uncovered this stick shown in the pics. (sorry cell phone pics) I didn't need it for my project but for $3 bdft I decided it was probably a steal. It's got curl about 3/4 of the length of 8ft and is about 8" wide...now to figure out what to make with it...ideas??
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    If you have a special female in your life, it has jewelry box written all over it!
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    Well I do have a special female in my life, 2 really. But the wife isn't that into jewerly...maybe for the other female. ...I'm talking about my daughter of course.
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    sure wood make for a nice tool holder for your lath tools,, no need to waste it on a jewelry box for some female.. be selfish and make something for you
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    Ahem! '...some female', Larry? Do you really want to go there?
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    No...I won't be wasting this wood on a tool holder. The one I have now is covered in curlies and sawdust, along with sandpaper, glue and who knows what else. It's (the wood) is to pretty to keep in my dirty shop.
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    if you send it over this way, i'm sure i could come up with an idea or two.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Burt View Post
    If you have a special female in your life, it has jewelry box written all over it!
    Those curls and bands of darker wood would sure look sharp wrapped around the corners of a box, be it jewellery, tool, keepsake or whatever.

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