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Project by Richard posted 1049 days ago 1694 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another lodgepole chest made from our numerous dead or dying lodgepole pine. I usually avoid using pine and fir in my woodworking projects because of its softness, but I like the color or the blue staining wood. I love to create chests and I am always experimenting with reclaimed wood species. Most of my chests are proportioned wrong, but they tend to make them unique.

The handles are turned on the lathe and they have a solid feel to them as one picks up the chest. This will be raffled off at a fundraiser after it is stuffed with wine and goods.

I wish I could take better photos of my projects

-- Richard Boise, Idaho





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cwdance1

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#1 posted 1049 days ago

I really like the look of the wood and your design. Great Job

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FlyingMLB

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#2 posted 1049 days ago

Your photos are fine and your chests are great. You are right…the colors are amazing. Keep up the great work.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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tomd

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#3 posted 1049 days ago

It is a very unique piece, nice work.

-- Tom D

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Michael1

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#4 posted 1049 days ago

I really like your chest. For dome reason people have an adversity to pine, however I think it is a beautiful wood as long as it is finished to look like pine.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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marter1229

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#5 posted 1049 days ago

Great job!
Love the chests.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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Mike2011

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#6 posted 1048 days ago

Richard, may I suggest http://www.nealaddy.org/node/16 – I followed just a couple of Neal Addy’s Tips (declutter, turn off flash, use lots more light) and the photos of my work improved considerably. I really like your chests – You’re doing great work

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nitewalker41

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#7 posted 1048 days ago

real nice looking…never thought about using all the “Bettle Kill” trees here on our place, have to rethink

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 740 days ago

Really nice project.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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