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Default A Sheoak cuff link box

As the forum is rather quiet at the moment I dug these few shots out of the archives showing how I made a box to hold cuff links for a friends birthday, he spends time in companies boardrooms and has quite a collection of cuff links. The wood is West Australian Sheoak. I cut the slots in the dividers held together on the radial arm saw.
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Very nice!
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Nice box, Harry. Interesting patterns in that wood, kinda like maple but maybe more pronounced.

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That's very interesting grain. Never heard of Sheoak, so looked it up.

"Western Austrailian Sheoak is a medium-sized tree up to 15 m tall and 0.5 to 1 m in diameter at breast height. It occurs in south-west Western Australia in the coastal and hinterland region from Perth in the north to near Albany in the east, where it is an understorey species in the jarrah (E.marginata) forest. There is a small isolated population between Moora and Jurien Bay.
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Heartwood is dark-red to brown, and the sapwood pale yellow. The texture is moderately fine and even."

It sure finished nicely.
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Nice job Harry. I also like the grain pattern.

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Appreciate the stepwise explanation. Well done on all fronts.

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Thank you Jon, I originally had a full set of step by step photographs but because of several major computer crashes I could only find a few.
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...but because of several major computer crashes I could only find a few.
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That's very interesting grain. Never heard of Sheoak, so looked it up.

"Western Austrailian Sheoak is a medium-sized tree up to 15 m tall and 0.5 to 1 m in diameter at breast height. It occurs in south-west Western Australia in the coastal and hinterland region from Perth in the north to near Albany in the east, where it is an understorey species in the jarrah (E.marginata) forest. There is a small isolated population between Moora and Jurien Bay.
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Heartwood is dark-red to brown, and the sapwood pale yellow. The texture is moderately fine and even."

It sure finished nicely.
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The she-oak is much prettier than the he-oak I'm accustomed to seeing.
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