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|04-27-2011, 04:51 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kingston- Upon- Hull England
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What type of wood
This is supposed to be a jewelry box only reached the first stage made a few mistakes and I didn't have enough of the same wood to finnish the second phase so I modified it a bit by putting a compound cut motiff on the top, rather than waste it as firewood. The reason I am putting it on the forum is that I am not sure what type of wood the main body of the box is The motiff is cherry and mahogany, can any timber experts tell me what it is, I thought it might be iroko but the grain is very open I think it would benefit from using a grain filler.
|04-27-2011, 05:12 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canoga Park, CA
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Whatever it is, it's spectacular! The motif makes it that much more elegant - VERY nice job!
|04-27-2011, 07:18 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Mentor, Ohio
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Excellent job Harry. It looks great. Thanks for sharing it with us.
|04-27-2011, 08:19 PM||#4|
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Location: Hamilton Ontario
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I agree, very pretty. I think the wood could be iroko, but it looks a bit reddish. The iroko I have is very brown.
Thanks for sharing
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|04-27-2011, 08:22 PM||#5|
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Location: Aumsville, Oregon
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Great save. Looks good.
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|04-27-2011, 08:49 PM||#6|
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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! I love 'em
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|04-30-2011, 05:18 AM||#8|
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Harry I have no idea about the wood but that is one beautiful box. Love every aspect of it, I'm glad it didn't end up in the scrap bin.
|04-30-2011, 07:58 AM||#9|
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Looks really pretty. I always loved that dogwood topper--I think it's one of Diana Thompson's prettiest designs, and it takes the entire box to the next level. Nice job on the cutting and finishing, too.
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|04-30-2011, 04:37 PM||#10|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Big Island in Hawaii
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Harry, not sure of the wood, but it will be fun to tell everyone that asks....it Exotic Wood
Very nice work
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