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Thread: Wormy Oak box

  1. #1

    Wormy Oak box

    A marvelous piece of red oak. I saturated the outside with BLO, then alternated wiping down and compressed air. Let it dry for a day then sprayed on very light coats of clear shellac.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Wow Joe, that looks great. I like the wood and the form.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Looks great!
    Even visually, I can feel the tactile nature of the piece.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Harvey, Michigan
    Great piece Joe! Beautiful wood and color!

  5. #5
    Nice project Joe! That wood is unbelieveable...color...worm holes.....

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Very cool, Joe. As was said above, it looks like a very tactile piece. You really want to pick it up and hold it.

    (Welcome to Mohammad, BTW.)
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Gorgeous wood!

  8. #8
    Thanks guys This is one piece of wood that sure makes me look good!

    The whole tactile thing is one of my favorite parts of woodworking. I almost always use wiped-on or rubbed-in finishes, as I really like to touch and feel the wood. Someone else had suggested that I apply enough finish to fill the holes, but I couldn't imagine doing that. This piece is really a joy to pick up and play with.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Great box Joe. I really like that wood and form. Well done.
    Bernie W.

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  10. #10
    Hi Joe, WOW very nice. I was wondering if it was difficult to turn that type of wood with all the worm holes?
    spinning into a new adventure

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