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Project by Monte Pittman posted 812 days ago 1281 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a piece of the poplar tree I got a couple weeks ago. Pretty stuff. So I decided to make a box for it. First wood I came to was Russian Olive. Hard to cut up & smells bad, but I like its look.

Wish I had a couple big poplars with this coloring. Would make some neat furniture.

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





12 comments so far

#1 posted 812 days ago

I think the top is very cool great job. U can send me some of that Russian wood I’ll find aways to use it LOL

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 812 days ago

That top is some beautiful wood that is new to me.You’re hooked on the hinges, aren’t you? Tip: “streamline” them a bit and downsize them for a cleaner look. (not criticism,just a suggestion).What are the overall dimensions of this box?

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

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 812 days ago

Nice work.
Nice wood.
Nice box!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 812 days ago

It’s 12×4x4

My fingers get paranoid making too small of pieces.

-- 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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bowtie

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#5 posted 812 days ago

nice bow Monte, want to keep all my fingers to. maybe hold the smal parts in a clamp?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#6 posted 812 days ago

Nice work looks great. I love live edges.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 812 days ago

I likes it!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 811 days ago

So Monte, how bad does it smell, haha. Both the top and box show nice grain pattern. Good Choice. Is the lid hinged? Are those wood hinges or a natural part of the top?

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 811 days ago

Hey Monte, If the box smells really bad, shellac is great at covering up all odors.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 811 days ago

Russian Olive smells bad when you’re cutting it. Not really on the finished product. I have a couple trunks I can cut into dimensional Lumber.

-- 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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#11 posted 811 days ago

Very cool Monte, I love the way the top came out.

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

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#12 posted 807 days ago

Nice box, the top really adds the character to it.

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

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