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Project by Monte Pittman posted 05-31-2012 01:32 AM 1298 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.





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#1 posted 05-31-2012 01:59 AM

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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#2 posted 05-31-2012 02:18 AM

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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#3 posted 05-31-2012 02:23 AM

Nice work.
Nice wood.
Nice box!

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

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#4 posted 05-31-2012 06:49 AM

It’s 12×4x4

My fingers get paranoid making too small of pieces.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 05-31-2012 09:34 AM

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 05-31-2012 09:38 AM

Nice work looks great. I love live edges.

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

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#7 posted 05-31-2012 11:49 AM

I likes it!

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

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#8 posted 05-31-2012 11:49 PM

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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#9 posted 06-01-2012 01:07 AM

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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#10 posted 06-01-2012 01:11 AM

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.

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#11 posted 06-01-2012 11:23 AM

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 06-05-2012 12:05 PM

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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