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Old 04-09-2014, 12:34 PM
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Default Blackwood Sewing/embroidery work box

Hi all,

This is a box I was commissioned to make. It is 500 mm x 410 mm x 366 mm! The whole box is made of Tasmanian Blackwood, all obtained from Mathews Timber in Vermont Victoria. The figure and colour of the Blackwood used in the lid is some of the finest I have seen. The tray is made from some beautifully coloured and figured Tasmanian Myrtle. The colour goes from a pale orange/pink through to a deep red /pink, with fiddle back shimmer as well.
The box is mounted on castors so that it can be pulled around as required.
This was a very satisfying build
The finish is Hard Burnished Wattyl Scandinavian Oil. Brings up the colour and figure beautifully.

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Rob
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:02 PM
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Another beautiful job, Rob!
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Your client must be very happy. You did an incredible job. Great looking box.
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Very nice work, did you have any issues with the Blackwood moving while your were cutting it to size?

I bought several pieces of this stuff many years ago and while running it over the jointer to get a flat face I swear the wood moved with almost every pass. I stuck it in the back of my lumber storage to rest for a while (25 years ago).

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Old 07-19-2014, 06:59 AM
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Hi Jacko,

No problems with movement in the Blackwood (that's Tasmanian Blackwood). It may have been the relative humidity that was causing the problem. You should give it a try now. I'm sure it has settled down after 25 years!! Here's some more Blackwood stuff.

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Rob
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Rob,

I like that table, very nice work. I guess I might just as well bring that "aging wood" out again for my next project. I live in a very dry climate and the wood might not have settled down even though it was kiln dried.

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