Lodgepole Pine Chest full of Puppies

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Project by Richard posted 07-06-2012 11:02 PM 1798 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A rather large sea chest made from some lodgepole pine growing here in Idaho. I am donating this to a silent auction for our local humane society. I realized I overbuilt it at 28×20 x 16 inches, but hopefully it will capture someone’s attention at the silent auction, or at least the wine and chocolates which I filled the inner bins will.

I didnt want store bought handles, so I took a plank of lodgepole and turned it on my lathe and made a ring and then I cut the ring into thirds and used them for my handles.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 11:06 PM

I love it and the handles are great.

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 11:54 PM

Oh yea Richard.. Luvs dem handles. Gr8 idea. Very nice box. That’s some really nice look grain on there. Good luck with the auction.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 11:54 PM

looks good and great cause. Maybe some puppies in it? or a couple kittens?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-07-2012 12:37 AM

I like the handles too – really fit the character of the box. What a generous thing for you to do – I am sure it will contribute a good return to a great cause. If I was nearby I know I would bid quite high for it!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#5 posted 07-07-2012 06:12 AM

Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!


-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#6 posted 07-07-2012 12:25 PM

Looks great. I like the knotty look.

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#7 posted 07-07-2012 12:54 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 07-07-2012 05:39 PM

well done… looks kind of like there was some pine beetles in the wood… that purplish hue? Seems and excellent choice of wood for the project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 11:09 PM

Well done, just Well done. It makes it even better by helping others.


-- Please help me help other Vets click..> is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#10 posted 07-24-2012 11:18 PM

You will get back to us with information on the bid that takes the prize? It has to be one of the most treasured of the treasures offered.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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