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Project by KirkSawdustmaker posted 12-09-2011 12:21 AM 1976 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is another castle box I made that didn’t quite come out as I expected. I inlaid walnut into the mahogany for the door and the arrow slot. Unfortunately when I looked at my result, the resemblance to a dead cartoon character, with the “X” for eyes was all too apparent. Hence the title for this particular project.

It looked a whole lot better once I put grooves in to make the door look paneled, and pulls to look like door knobs. However, I can’t help but show off such a spectacular failure. I hope everyone sees the humor in this one as much as I do.

Kirk

-- Have saw, Will travel





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rmoore

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#1 posted 12-09-2011 05:00 AM

I can see where you get that. It’s good you have a sense of humor about your mess ups.

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 05:06 AM

Things don’t always work out the way we plan. Unique project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Snookie

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#3 posted 12-09-2011 05:21 AM

There are NO mistakes in woodworking, only opportunities for new designs!

-- Snookie, Jasper,GA

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-09-2011 05:40 AM

It is whatever you want it to be. We all make mistakes, but this did not look like one to me!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-09-2011 02:04 PM

the “he’s dead Jim” reference would be perfect if the castle were painted “red”....it’s the ones in the red shirts that seem to die as soon as the transporter hits the new planet…

Neat box!

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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