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Project by TDog posted 08-30-2012 09:42 PM 1431 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok,

So I built this tool chest some time ago. It appears in my projects gallery with only one picture of the finished stained Tool Chest on an earlier project post. Well, today I spent sometime on a working-class man’s photography journey out in the garage. I made due…don’t laugh, OK laugh, Im good with that. I made due with a Maroon blanket for the backdrop and my trusty iPhone for the photography par non excellence. (LOL) But, I do feel the pictures turned out better than the originals even though they are not ready for Christi’s Antique Auction or winning the Photo journalism award at the local craft show. But, it was Fun! which is more than I can say for my other job, that 40 hour a week one. It’s still a blessing though in this economy.

Check out the new photo techniques (Poor Man’s Photo Shop) and let me know what you think.
Maroon Blanket in the Garage technique…By the way, the wife was quite Irate as some of the shavings wrapped themselves quite tightly in the blanket even after a strong run through the washing machine.
My words, Honey don’t worry I’ll pick out each little piece for you.
Her words, It’s ok, I have had my eye on a new heavy blanket anyway down at “such and such ” store…
Boy, did I mess that one up…there went that new Blue Spruce Marking Knife I was saving for…LOL

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23





6 comments so far

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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 08-31-2012 02:30 AM

Great chest and nice composition on your photos; however, I have to admit I’m still partial to a Nikon rather than a phone.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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chrisstef

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#2 posted 08-31-2012 02:37 AM

Great lookin tool chest. I might have to retrofit ny wifes grandfarhers trunk into one of these. FYI – white bath towels used as a picture placemat for rusty handsaws will alao earn a trip to the ” such n such” store.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 04:08 AM

Looks good from here!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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handyrandyrc

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#4 posted 08-31-2012 02:38 PM

Looks good! I love the chest. I use iPhone for photography a bit as well. You know what makes the pictures I do 100% better? Shooting them outside in natural light… Little trick someone else shared with me and I’ll pass along.

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 04:52 PM

Nice work! You can check out Greg the box Sculpturer’s homepage to find some techniques for photo work. You can by metal clip on lamps and filter the lighting with old sheets. LOL! (don’t use incandescent lamps :-) )

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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TDog

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#6 posted 09-21-2012 03:26 AM

wow, woodworking can be a great stress relief
thanks for the comments and keep on working

-- "So many projects...so little time..." Psalm 23

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