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Old 03-08-2012, 09:45 PM
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This little box is for a friend who's battling cancer. First time using Padauk.
Purpleheart as usual for the top, Cedar for the box, and Padauk running all down the sides and along the bottom. 1/2" thick Hardwood this time as I wanted a light box too.
With the recent price increase of Purpleheart from my local place by $3.00 or so more a board foot than what it used to be, I may use more Padauk as it's almost $6 per BF cheaper than Purpleheart right now in 4/4.
Wild color, interesting grain. Oily wood for sure.
Sealed everything with 2 coats of dewaxed Shellac to prevent the Padauk from staining the Cedar. Added 3 coats of General Finish HF on top of that to help a bit with UV. Would have used my Fav Epifanes, but didn't want to risk making my ill friend with any varnish outgassing smell as the vanish cures inside their place. [She's done Chemo, surgery, and I think has more Chemo to go.
Flower is an Orchid.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:00 PM
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What a really nice gesture! Beautiful flower box, btw.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:22 PM
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Great box, Jim. I really like Padauk. Weighty little timber isn't it?

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Old 03-09-2012, 12:02 AM
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Very solid and restful, Callan. I'm sure your friend will get a lot of solace out of it. Nice!
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:49 AM
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That's a fine looking box! And a very heartfull thought
That good energy will surely help in her recovery.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:18 AM
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Thanks for all the replies. The box was a pure spur of the moment thing. Saw lumber, bought said lumber and a few cuts and 4mm Domino tenons later, poof!
Who hasn't been there ...
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She's going to appreciate your efforts Leakyroof! Good show, and Godspeed to your friend.
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