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2nd Box With Reclaimed Old Growth Pine

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Project by JoeMags posted 06-19-2009 05:29 AM 1625 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Jocks,

I made this for my niece for her graduation from the 8th grade.This is the 2nd box I made with some old growth pine that I got from an old homestead on a piece of property that my father in-law owns. I only know the type of wood because you all helped me I.D. it from my last project, Thanks! This was the remainder of the same board I used for that last box. The grain is kind of all over the place on this one but I don’t think she will care about that. I screwed the top up while cutting it off and I had to cut it down and do some major sanding to salvage it. This is why there is almost no recess to the inside of the top. In my haste, I also glued the top on upside down. The side I had planned to use had nicer grain and didn’t have that knot. I actually had to fill the knot in. The top was cursed! I learned many things (mostly what not to do) while making this one. If I can make just one less mistake on each one I’ll feel like I’m heading in the right direction. The finish is spray on satin poly and then I waxed it with Johnsons wax.

Thanks for looking and take care,
Joe





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DaleM

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#1 posted 06-19-2009 05:47 AM

Nice use of some good looking old pine. It looks like all your unplanned modifications worked out okay. If you hadn’t said the top should have been deeper, the grain was better on the other side, etc., no one would have been the wiser. It’s the final product that counts and it looks great.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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scrappy

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#2 posted 06-19-2009 06:13 AM

Great looking box. Fine use of reclaimed wood.

No mistakes, just in process design changes.

Looks great.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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majeagle1

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#3 posted 06-19-2009 06:14 AM

Another nice box Joe, I agree with Dale, if you hadn’t said anything, no one would no the difference…......
They would just say ” Wow, what a beautiful box !”

Great job, thanks for posting and keep it up…...........

The thing about “little mistakes” or “bloopers”, if you can cover them up and make them a “design opportunity”, then you are on your way to becoming a fine craftsman !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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oldwoodman

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#4 posted 06-19-2009 06:51 AM

Let me add my two cents. It looks great!! I like it and your niece will also.

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#5 posted 06-19-2009 06:55 AM

well done Joe

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-19-2009 07:44 AM

Nice job Joe! Pine never gets the credit it deserves. I have a question though. Is that the new Ridgid r4511 table saw under the box? if so how well do you like it?

Duane

-- Duane, Ohio

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 06-19-2009 08:35 AM

Very nice job. I know that feeling of “if i could just keep my wits about me” long enough to cut the right side and not glue it upside down!! :-(( What part of the country do yoiu live in? I could have sworn that was Clear Verticle Grain Fir when I first saw it.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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dmoore

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#8 posted 06-19-2009 08:48 AM

Nice job Joe! Pine never gets the credit it deserves. I have a question though. Is that the new Ridgid r4511 table saw under the box? if so how well do you like it?

Duane

-- Duane, Ohio

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Julian

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#9 posted 06-19-2009 03:44 PM

Looking good. This piece makes me anxious to get my load of reclaimed fir. Only a few more weeks…......

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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stefang

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#10 posted 06-19-2009 04:33 PM

Handsome box Joe. I’m sure you niece will treasure it. Any mistakes you might have made have certainly not affected the quality or appearance of this fine box. It is a shame that we can’t find much pine like this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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ratchet

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#11 posted 06-19-2009 07:43 PM

+1 Very Nice Box. Anyone would be happy to give it as a gift.

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JoeMags

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#12 posted 06-19-2009 10:54 PM

Thanks everyone for all the comments. Duane, that is the 4511 in the photo. I got it about two months ago and I love it. Keep in mind though that it is my first table saw so I don’t have anything to judge it against. To me it’s a dream to have. Topamax, I live in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 06-19-2009 11:04 PM

Your wood is probably not clear verticle grain DOUGLAS FIR then:-)) I never realized pine couold look like that.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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James

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#14 posted 06-20-2009 03:56 AM

very nice joe, that wood sure is purdy.. sharp construction too well done

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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JoeMags

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#15 posted 06-20-2009 05:41 AM

Thanks James. I was really surprised how much nicer it looked after the satin poly went on.

Joe

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