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    Couple Of Boxes

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    This was a box for my daughter in law in walnut & quarter sawn sycamore.

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    I've been wanting to try my hand at this type of box and am fairly satisfied with the result. Eastern cedar from a tree I took down in the yard about 5 years ago.

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    Those are outstanding! That sycamore is outstanding.

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    Beautiful work, Steve! The sycamore is sweet and I really like the free form cedar. Is that routed out?

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    I made a template out of tempered masonite and taped it to the piece with turners tape. Then used a mortise bit and a bowl/tray bit to hollow it out.

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    Wow! really nice, I've been trying to find some Sycamore for the last few years and still have come across any.....I love the look.
    I long for the days when Coke was a cola and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard; 1939-2016)

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    Very nice! Great look and finish.
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    Great grain. You did it up beautifully.
    David

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    I love the freeform box. The other one is awesome too. I like rounded and curved things.

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    I was able to find it locally. A professor at Purdue cuts & cures from local timber. I don't know about your area but keep an eye out for clearing along power lines. A lot of times it is left laying in the right of way.

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