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Project by Monte Pittman posted 787 days ago 1074 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a dead tree we found in an area that has mass amounts of Ash, Oak, & Hophornbeam. We think it’s an Elm. But if it is, it would be the only one we have ever found in the area.

Either way it had some cool looking wood. I think I am slowly getting better at these. Complete with gfadvm /grizzman/patron hinges.

Thanks for looking

-- 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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#1 posted 787 days ago

Good work Monty. I like the natural edge on the lid. It certainly looks like Elm to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 786 days ago

nice box monte, the wood hinges give it a classy “antique” look.

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

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#3 posted 786 days ago

good salvage and build monte
working with downed trees
must be nice

all the pinon here turned into firewood
sad to burn
but cheaper than $200 a month
in propane

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 786 days ago

Nice job on this. I like the grain of the wood and what you have done with it. You are getting better and better. Keep on keepin’ on!

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

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#5 posted 786 days ago

I agree with the elm diagnosis. I am so impressed: you posted Shipwright and GP hinges on the same day!

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

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#6 posted 779 days ago

Excellent box, I think you have the box making down to a science.

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

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