Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Osage - Boxwood substitute for pierced-lid boxes?

Craig Daymon
>I attended Hans Weissflog's demo on pierced-lid boxes. He uses boxwood whenever making one of these because it is hard, dense and flexible. Boxwood (I have been told) is hard to come by in reasonable size pieces in the US, but it seems that Osage Orange has many, if not all, of the properties of boxwood necessary for a good pierced lid box.

Thoughts? Comments? Anyone tried it already?

-Craig

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