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    Another "Practice" box...

    It is only a practice piece, still working on the mechanics of doing this stuff

    Still, it is fun!

    Attachment 12825 Attachment 12826

    Sanded to #400, then a sanding sealer coat, lightly sanded to #600, then waxed and buffed. The wood is some Sakura, and the thickest stuff I have around right now. I'm thinking of doing some glue ups just to get some thicker wood, to make some bigger boxes!

    Nice "pop" sound when you take the lid off.

    These are really fun!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Looks great Stu!

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    Stu,
    Nice color wood & I like the grain

    Chuck

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    The grain of the sakura looks somewhat similar to an oak. If that is the case, hollowing must be quite the chore. It looks great Stu. I can assure you my first boxes would not have been posted anywhere. Keep up the good work.
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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    Thanks guys, I'm trying

    Mike I agree that this wood looks like Oak, but it is completely closed grain, rock hard, but turnable for sure, in face, I like turning it very much.

    The "Sakura" is Japanese for Cherry, but I'm talking the ornamental kind, not the fruit kind. We looked it up, and there are over 465 distinct types of "Sakura" in Japan, so what it is exactly.......

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    Great looking box Stu. I am like Mike. My first boxes never got posted.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

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