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post #1 of 14 Old 11-21-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Honey Locust box

I made a biscuit cutter for my Dad last night out of Honey Locust and the scrap that was left was too good to pass up so I made a box out of it. I don't know what the wood is that is on the top. It's something I got from BigMonkLumber. The box is about 3 1/2" across.
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Really oustanding wood and job turning.

Thanks for posting.
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John all the videos i have watched show making the lid then parting it off.but if i do that the grain is off when you turn it over.your grain looks perfect so im assuming you did it different did you?
Beautiful BTW
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nice box, love the detail on and inside the lid! what finish did you use, never heard of Honey Locust, is it a hardwood?

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Great looking box John, nice clean chatter work.

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Beautiful box John. I love the texture you added, sure sets it off. What kind of tool are you using for that?

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John, your craftsmanship is inspiring and your photography continues to amaze me as well. beautiful work.
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I used a home made version of the Bonnie Klein chatter tool.
You can make them easily. I put an article in our tips pages of the clubs website.
http://www.cumberlandwoodturners.com/htm/tips.htm
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Wow, love the details on the knob! The whole box looks great.

and thanks for sharing the link.
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nice box, love the detail on and inside the lid! what finish did you use, never heard of Honey Locust, is it a hardwood?

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I don't remember whether it's a "hardwood", but it IS a hard wood.

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Honey Locust is one of the harder woods but I don't mind hard woods at all. If you have sharp tools and take lighter cuts they are no problem at all. the nice thing about hard woods is they polish up so well. At 600 grit this one looks more like I went well beyond that. Most Honey Locust I get is darker with light colored sap wood but this one was more of a light wood all over.
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Most Honey Locust I get is darker with light colored sap wood but this one was more of a light wood all over.

Yeah, it varies quite a lot. I have two sample planks, both heartwood, and one is very light the other pretty dark and all the web pics show the same variability.

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Beautiful work, John -- the details in the handle complement the elegant simplicity of the box ... wow!

Please visit my website, Fruit of the Lathe
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Nice work, John!

You continue to set the bar high!

Thanks for sharing!

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