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Project by Richard posted 1404 days ago 1785 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More blue-stained lodgepole pine made into a chest to be donated to charity. Advantages of using lodgepole, it seems a little harder than your typical pine/fir, its cheap and its readily available in your forest as dead and dying trees. Just visit your sawyer in the northwest and he probably know where to get some. Another advantage of using Lodgepole is, you don’t have to worry about your finish being blotchy because you want the color contrast to show through. So next time you come across a decent size lodgepole pine, look for coloring before sawing it up into firewood.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 1404 days ago

That looks real good Richard.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 1404 days ago

Love the wood, great job.

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#3 posted 1404 days ago

a) I AM a believer, and

b) It turned out just great :-)

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 1404 days ago

Beautifully done! A very striking piece of work. Is this to be submitted for a fundraiser?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 1404 days ago

Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 1403 days ago

Great looking chest, unique idea. Natural. Cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 1398 days ago

Nice chest there Richard, I like the look of that lodge pole pine. I see that you have been busy with some other nice projects.


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#8 posted 1398 days ago

That is really nice.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 1398 days ago

very good

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#10 posted 1398 days ago

I wish we had lodgepole pine! Lovely chest you have created!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 1392 days ago

Amazing work. Looks great inside and out!

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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#12 posted 1298 days ago

Very nice, I like your design, and the use of this wood is a great idea, very attractive, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 344 days ago

I’ll trade you some maple for lodgepole pine! The chest looks great, and not just because of the beautiful pine.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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