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Thread: Shedua box....

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    Shedua box....

    Shedua is easily one of my favorite turning woods. It turns somewhat like mesquite and finishes up beautifully. I was able to get several large sticks of it a while back and whenever I feel like self-indulgence I chuck up a small piece and turn a box from it. It does have a rather funky odor while you turn it though...

    Here is a box 2 1/2" tall and 3 1/2" in diameter. Comments and criticisms appreciated...
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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    Outstanding, Mike!

    I'm not usually a fan of boxes (maybe 'cause I've never done one?) but I love the form of this one. It makes me want to give 'em a try.
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
    Three Seasons Woodturnings

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    That is some pretty wood & I also love the form.

    Chuck

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    Another pretty box. Mike. The form is reminiscent of a jar my grandmother had on her dresser when I was a kid. I thought it was cool then; I think it's cool now.
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    Mike that is really nice, makes me almost not even want to post my efforts.....

    Sure is nice looking wood, and the form is really cool, I like the way the rim goes with the lid, I would have guessed it would stay with the box, certainly neat!
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    Great looking box Mike. I really like the wood and form.
    Bernie W.

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    Mike, this is really a very nice looking lidded box, with a perfect bead on the lid.
    Very well executed.

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    Hey Mike,

    Great looking box, as is the wood! If I we're to critique it, I'm not sure if I do or don't like how the base looks like it comes to a point, rather than having a solid foundation for the base. It makes it look slightly unstable. It's probably just the angle but I thought I'd throw it out there, trying to be objective, rather than the atypical 'it's perfect' response.

    Anyway, I'd have it oin my collection anyday!

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    Congrats on the WoW cover, Mike! Well deserved. This is a gem.
    I may be lost but I'm making good time!
    Three Seasons Woodturnings

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    Nice stuff Mike............as always. Well deserved WOW cover photo too.

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