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10-18-2018 10:07 AM
dayzman Very interesting concept
Thanks for sharing
10-18-2018 12:31 AM
DesertRatTom We have groves of Sycamore on the way up to the desert. There's a back road with a stretch of wild sycamore. Not much straight lengths more than a few feet long, but I think it might be national forest land. A fire went through, so I wonder if you can arrange to cut one. No mills around here. Don't know much about the wood though.
10-17-2018 09:05 PM
Herb Stoops Heat Treated Sycamore and ash, is a very interesting concept. Here is more about it:

https://sylva.org.uk/blog/innovative...wood-centre-2/

Herb
10-17-2018 08:19 PM
dayzman Hi
We have sycamore that grows down her, but does not look like that.
I picked some up, but it seems to split easily.
Very nice job on the box.
03-23-2018 02:08 AM
sunnybob I had never even heard of "heat treated sycamore" untill I opened the box of small offcuts he sent.

In that same box was some "heat treated ash"
Thats what I used on the handle of this wooden samurai sword I made. Amazing wood.
03-22-2018 09:53 PM
hawkeye10
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My latest box.

made with a wonderful piece of heat treated rippled sycamore at front and back, with beech and ply in between.The pics dont do justice to the sycamore, its the most impressive wood I have seen. I was given an offcut of it from a custom furniture maker.

Bob I made a bandsaw box like that except mine was way ugly and your is way pretty. We have sycamore where I live but I haven't worked with any of it.
03-22-2018 08:25 PM
vchiarelli
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Maybe it's really a Banksy mural.
Look closely at the bottom of the picture - don't think he would have left his feet in the pic
03-22-2018 08:23 PM
Herb Stoops
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Originally Posted by sunnybob View Post
My latest box.

made with a wonderful piece of heat treated rippled sycamore at front and back, with beech and ply in between.The pics dont do justice to the sycamore, its the most impressive wood I have seen. I was given an offcut of it from a custom furniture maker.
The tiger stripes really stand out. I bet you are right in person it must blow you away.

Good job cutting it out and cutting that inside so evenly on the radius, I usually end up with an out of round inside cut. You did great.

I too am a fan of your work, You sure pay attention to detail.

Herb
03-22-2018 06:46 PM
Gaffboat
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Excellent - you've got box-making down to a science.

As far as your photography skills, they're a lot better than this guy:

It's a "for sale" ad for some tools - I bet he didn't even notice his own shadow
Maybe it's really a Banksy mural.
03-22-2018 06:45 PM
Gaffboat You make some lovely boxes, Bob.
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