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Project by Bertha posted 05-03-2011 02:25 AM 2775 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If all your friends were doing rustic projects, does that mean you would too? I guess so!

When I bought my house, there was a curious box in the carport with a few shelves. I built a rustic door for said box, trying to match the log construction of my shop. I took a crummy piece of Lowe’s pine, jointed the edges, and glued it up. I took deep passes with a Stanley No. 5 to give it some character. Passed it over the router. I hit it with a coat of 1 lb. shellac followed by horrible tinted polyurethane. Black wax. A little carving for the better half. The handle is from a tree on my property, cut on my massive new bandsaw (first cut, smiles) and pegged in with two walnut dowels. Opening the door shows the lazy old pine. This is a warmup for some rustic stuff I’m planning. Thanks for looking!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 03:33 AM

Whatever finish you put on the outside , you’ll want to put on the inside to help stabilize the piece and prevent warping , etc.. Nice job overall : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 03:43 AM

Yeah Dusty, I was just anxious to get it out of the shop. The handle’s still a bit tacky & I’ll pop some poly on it tomorrow. Thanks for looking!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 04:18 AM

Thanks for posting it : ) Keep up the good work !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 10:38 AM

nice little rustic handle ….LOL
but I love the carving …..thank´s for bringing some good memery´s back of using a knife :-D

Dennis

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Brit

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#5 posted 05-03-2011 10:47 AM

That blends in very well, but what the hell are you going to use it for? Just curious.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#6 posted 05-03-2011 12:42 PM

Nice looking cabinet.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Bertha

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#7 posted 05-03-2011 12:49 PM

Good question, Andy! Right now, it houses my darts and hornet spray:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 05-03-2011 03:26 PM

That is looking real good. I espacially like the touch of nr 5 and the shellac.

Well done Bertha and keep up the good work :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#9 posted 05-03-2011 04:17 PM

Thanks Napoleon! I’ve been collecting limbs and twigs since I moved to the country last year. Once I build a shavehorse, I’m going to start putting them together. Thanks for looking!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bertha

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#10 posted 05-03-2011 04:18 PM

And thanks, Dennis. My fiance’ likes this $5 Lowe’s board better than her cherry nightstand (because of the carving, I’m sure).

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 05-03-2011 05:04 PM

Hey, that ranks right up there with some of my plane work! :-) Nice addition, and I like the shadows along the right side of the face; almost looks like old strap hinge locations…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Bertha

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#12 posted 05-03-2011 05:10 PM

Thanks, Smitty:) There’s something about wrecking a $2 piece of pine with a thick-set No. 5. Just feels good, man.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 05-08-2011 09:42 PM

Great wee cupboard

I take it the darts are for the big hornets? :)

jamie

-- 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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