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Project by Monte Pittman posted 05-22-2012 01:07 AM 1578 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One pf the reasons I like taking trees that are standing dead is that you never know what the wood may look like. Whether it is spalted or maybe for other reasons the grain may be different than the normal wood might be. This was a poplar tree that one of the tree services gave me. Don’t know what killed it, but I liked it.

This was my first attempt with gfadvm version of the patron/grizzman hinges. Still have lots of flaws but moving in the right direction. Hinges are elm & some red cedar for dividers.

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 01:22 AM

You are coming along fine on these boxes. I like “gittin” dead wood standing too. It’s always a surprise. I really like the natural edge you left on the box lid. Good job all the way around.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 01:22 AM

I love it and gfadvm will not steer you wrong. I seen to many of his nice boxes.

Well done.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#3 posted 05-22-2012 01:29 AM

Nice box, I like the fact that you left the live edge, it gives the box more character, nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

#4 posted 05-22-2012 01:49 AM

Very nice job Monte I really like the wood.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#5 posted 05-22-2012 10:57 AM

Most unique poplar grain I’ve ever seen, nice job on the wooden hinges.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#6 posted 05-22-2012 12:03 PM

Hay Monte, if you wanted to sell these you could easily market them as humidors for cigars. Here are the parts…. a hygrometer & the like: Nice looking box! Ted.

-- Ted, TX or PA

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#7 posted 05-23-2012 01:25 AM

I like this one Monte. The hinges came out just perfect (and they were easy weren’t they?) I would break the sharp edges some and round the corners of the top slightly to give a more ‘finished’ look. Not criticism, just suggestions.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 05-23-2012 12:35 PM

I likes it. That natural edge sets it off

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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