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I purchased a board from West Penn Lumber in Conover, NC several years ago. Don't remember the species. It looks like pink ivory, but not positive.

I made an 8-sided box that about 5" tall. The 8-strips are about 2 1/4" wide. The finish is Zar oil-base polyurethane that I dilute 50/50 with mineral spirts.

There is probably enough of the wood left to make one more box. I have shown it to 4-people and all would like to have one. I told them my granddaughter gets first choice. Ha!

Also I'm including two picture of boxes that I made several weeks ago out of ambrosia maple and tiger maple. Some of the boxes have bubinga on the tops. I may have already shown you guys these.

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Those would make some really nice cookie jars. Nice job Malcolm.
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Fantastic,Malcolm, I lve your boxes. Great job.
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Beautiful work. Are the joints splined?

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I put maple splines in the eight corners. I use a bird-mouth bit to help make the joints.
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All very nice, Malcolm! I always look forward to your work - excellent!

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Sweet boxes, especially if you fill them with those aforementioned cookies! I've been wanting to make some boxes and this just makes that want grow...
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Malcolm, you always find beautiful wood and consistently make beautiful use of it.

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Really like the ambrosia maple! All are very nice but something about the ambrosia!

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Not only will those make great cookie jars, but if you ever know someone who collects stop signs - they should prove helpful.

What I really need is a SILENT cookie jar - so Joy doesn't hear me sneaking cookies!

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