Nothing special, just piece of mind

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 05-09-2014 01:08 AM 2481 views 4 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been spending most of my time on big projects lately. I wanted to do something a little different for piece of mind. I have never made one with the lid like this. Originally I was going to attempt to sculpt it. I decided to leave it as is. Sculpting will come soon. It’s from an old oak log with elm for the top. I used danish oil and wipe on poly. It’s 12” x 8” x 3”.

Thanks for reading

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 05-09-2014 01:12 AM

Gorgeous. The simplicity of it is fantastic!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 05-09-2014 01:17 AM

Nice. I like it. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 05-09-2014 01:20 AM

Looks great as is !....Different kind of project than what I’m used to seeing you post here….Well done…Beautiful work as always..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 05-09-2014 01:22 AM

Monte, it looks great!! Seriously, it is more than “nothing special.” I oak looks real nice and I really like the splines in the corners.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#5 posted 05-09-2014 01:26 AM

Your title is way off…
“Something Special”, would be more appropriate!!!

Keeping “piece of mind” is critical.
I’m way beyond that….
I’ve lost my mind!
Glad to see you still have yours!!! (I think?) ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 05-09-2014 01:35 AM

very special if it keeps you sane! This is supposed to be relaxing and fun, right!
great looking box, Monte

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 05-09-2014 01:48 AM

The best projects are the ones you have fun with. Nice work. You ended up with a possible gun case.

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

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#8 posted 05-09-2014 02:03 AM

You gotta name this one “Moby Dick” Monty. The top view suggests his eye up close. :-)

Nice box.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#9 posted 05-09-2014 03:26 AM

boxes are beautiful, and i think whoever is the maker of the box…well they leave just a small bit of themselves behind with the box, may the boxes rule…

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

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#10 posted 05-09-2014 03:28 AM

Good stuff, Monte. You should do more peace of mind work.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 05-09-2014 03:30 AM

That’s nice lookin Monte. It does look like moby dick’s eye.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#12 posted 05-09-2014 03:30 AM

We have all become used to seeing superb work from you and this certainly a prime example. You seem to always have the right piece of wood that sets your project apart. I enjoy seeing your postings and hope we can meet this summer when you come down this way. Good job.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#13 posted 05-09-2014 03:32 AM

Great job buddy. Love the wood

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#14 posted 05-09-2014 03:50 AM

Very nice Monte…You should make more boxes…they are fun.
My wife always has told me I have piece of mind…and maybe one day I will have a complete mind…

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#15 posted 05-09-2014 04:40 AM

Hi Monte, lovely Rustic look and very appealing to the eye. Great Project!!!!

I like the Splines also.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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