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    thought I share an image of a recently completed box, it is called "Lady" and uses a great piece of Australian Red Cedar - Nature's Gift!

    Tony Ward

  • #2
    Wow! Very nice. I have just started making "boxes" and enjoy it immensely. Still using published patterns, but intend to do some of my own shortly. Yours is very innovative. I really like the flowing lines. I'm glad some folks are doing something different every once in awhile. Some of this stuff gets boring when it is done over and over.
    Old Mooner


    • #3
      Another very nice design Tony! I've visited your site several times to see your latest creations, you do come up with some very interesting designs and the wood is alway BEAUTIFUL !! Thanks for sharing.

      DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        nice job, i like the looks of that.......pete
        Pete Ripaldi

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        • #5
          Beautiful work Tony!


          • #6
            Hi Tony,

            Another work of art!

            Nicely done, and I love the figure in that wood.

            I wish our wetern red cedar showed such "character".

            Our cedar is very light and cuts easily, is it the same with this species?

            DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

            NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


            • #7
              Received with thanks,

              Thank you everyone for your kinds words of encouragement.

              Australian Red Cedar, (Latin name Toona australis) whilst a hardwood, is easy to work with.

              Is the cedar you use Western Red Cedar (Latin name - Thuja plicata)? It is I believe a softwood, it is occasionally available here in smal quantities only.

              Tony Ward


              • #8
                That's why scientific names, while a real bother sometimes, tend to clarify a lot. We (in North America) have several cedars, and to confuse things, some junipers are sometimes called cedar, and, I believe, the other way around also. What they all have in common is that they are "softwoods" - in other words, the trees have needles rather than leaves. They vary in hardness - some are decently hard, but many can be severely dented with just a fingernail. A few are highly figured, but none comes close to that fantastic piece of yours. Of course, that the design is so sensual, just begging one to touch the box, doesn't hurt at all. Beautiful piece of wood, and really fine project you made of it!!


                • #9
                  Hi Tony,

                  Thuja plicata it is, and this is what weyerhaeuser have to say about it:

                  Western Red Cedar Characteristics

                  Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata) is renowned for its natural beauty and outstanding physical properties that make it one of the world’s most unique softwood species. This exceptionally beautiful wood has natural coloring in mellow ambers, reddish cinnamons and rich sienna browns. Its warm coloring is complimented by a uniform, fine-grained texture with a satin luster. Slow growing and naturally durable, Western Red Cedar has one of the longest lifespans of any North American softwood.
                  It produces long lengths of timber with true, straight grain. It is free from pitch and its heartwood has natural decay resistance. Its low density gives it an insulation value superior to most other species. Light weight, easy to work, easy to finish, possessing outstanding dimensional stability, Western Red Cedar is a preferred wood for nearly all purposes where attractive appearance or resistance to weather is important.

                  DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                  NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


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