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Project by Monte Pittman posted 131 days ago 1205 views 1 time favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Special order for a customer for their daughter. The brands are their families brands. It is 48” long, 20” tall and 20” deep. Made of Beetle Kill Pine and red cedar. I used danish oil and 5 coats of Polyurethane. It’s really heavy.

Thanks for reading

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 131 days ago

Very nicely crafted, sir! Happy Easter to ya.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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bugz

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#2 posted 131 days ago

Great looking chest, great use of the blue pine. Happy Easter Monte!

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 131 days ago

Looks great Monte and really unique chest.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 131 days ago

really nice monte, what a great treasure they now have, this is the very best of woodworking to me, making a beautiful piece furniture or a box, or whatever it is, and sharing it with someone else…you are doing well to be able to sell your work, i’m happy for you monte .

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 131 days ago

Monte,

Looks like hieroglyphics to me! LOL! Congratulations!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 131 days ago

Another great piece. Whatever you do, you get all the color out of that wood. You are truly the Master of Beetle Kill Pine. Have a blessed Easter.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 131 days ago

Certainly a well built chest. Great job. You mat want to suggest casters to the customer.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 131 days ago

That looks great Monte. You really know how to get the most out of the Beetle Kill Pine.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#9 posted 131 days ago

That looks great. Love the brands. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#10 posted 131 days ago

beautiful chest,great work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 131 days ago

Beautiful, You have the gift for making the wood dance.

-- Dan P.

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#12 posted 131 days ago

A family heirloom for sure, Monte. It looks heavy! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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grizzman

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#13 posted 131 days ago

i did have one thought about this piece, you would have gotten the same effect from the cedar even if it were 1/4 thick, and the box would have been lighter, something to think about.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 131 days ago

Awesome piece Monte, it looks amazing! I have a bunch of BKP waiting for something to make out of it, but I don’t have any experience with it… nor do I see examples much. Thanks for sharing, it helps me envision the possibilities. Love those brands, what a great design touch!

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 131 days ago

Grizzman, I agree that it would have been better to plane the cedar thinner. But I was having a lot of trouble with it blowing apart in the planer. This stuff seemed very brittle for some reason.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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