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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-09-2017 03:09 AM 1520 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before the real box makers beat me up for these, let me say that I don’t consider myself a box maker. I do make them as a donation to the pediatrics ward at Rapid City Regional Hospital. The Bombe style box was from watching videos of Charles Neil and talking to him. I am sure that next week he will help me sharpen my skills. It the first time I have ever made these cuts on the tablesaw.

All are Beetle Kill Pine

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 03:14 AM

They look really good to me and Thank You for the reason you make them.

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 03:19 AM

Good boxes

Good cause

Good Feeling

Just remember most of us can NOT do as well. Also that beauty is in the eye of the BEER-Holder!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 06-09-2017 03:28 AM

They look good Monte. And making that cove cut on your table saw is a nice touch. I was just showing my neighbor how I make crown molding the same way. Donating them is to the pediatrics ward is tops!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 03:34 AM

Very nice. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 03:37 AM

First class as nice as any.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 03:45 AM


Wondering if you put a liner in them? I think I’ve seen that cove cut before. LOL! If they came out square and flush that’s a great job!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 04:22 AM

Wait for the echo…......they look good to me too or three or so!

And yes how about a shot of the lids off (ACK DocSavage45), apart from that, I think no other beating up is required/needed.

Coving, I have seen it being done but have never had the courage to do it myself.

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 11:10 AM

Good work Monte, I like the way you used the wood detail (placement of the knots Etc.) the Cove cuts make add a touch as well not to mention the good cause. Very nice Boxes.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 06-09-2017 12:15 PM

Very nice boxes for first time skills, even better. The BKP makes them look unique.

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

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#10 posted 06-09-2017 12:20 PM

Nice job buddy, some good looking boxes. Charles is a great guy he helped me a while back on a project. Love the wood you used. I need to get some. I’ve never seen it here in Southern California.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 06-09-2017 12:39 PM

Nice looking pieces. I’m always impressed at the range of colours that come from your beetle kill pine. Your construction shows them off well.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#12 posted 06-09-2017 12:55 PM

Great job for a great cause. Way to go, Monte.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 06-09-2017 12:58 PM

Monte, these are all very nice and the wood is beautiful and they are for a worthy cause. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 06-09-2017 01:42 PM

i would never beat you up monte your a great man and woodworker with a big heart,very nice work as always.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 06-09-2017 04:57 PM

Very Nice Monte… you are showing that you are a talented and skilled woodworker that can accomplish any project. keep em’ coming….

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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