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Project by Monte Pittman posted 09-29-2012 02:59 PM 1859 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an item from my bucket list. When LJ Byron posted his project, it was something I wanted to try. These are beetle pine. Hope to make them in various woods.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 09-29-2012 03:10 PM

Very cool Monte. This is a great idea, to show off pictures of your work to potential clients.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 09-29-2012 03:14 PM

Very nice Monte. I remember seeing one of these years ago out of figured Olive wood and it held the photos of a custom furniture maker. Cool way of displaying your work.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#3 posted 09-29-2012 03:39 PM

Great job on these. Looks like something for me to make in the near future.

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

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#4 posted 09-29-2012 04:02 PM

Great idea for a woodworker, and it will not take you long to fill one up with pictures of your various projects
and wood supplied for other projects, especially when to get that bandsaw mill going. Thank you for sharing
the idea, I might make one, but it will take me a long time to fill it up, but then I have a lot of time anyway.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

#5 posted 09-29-2012 05:34 PM

Cool Monte great job and idea

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#6 posted 09-29-2012 08:05 PM

Ha! Very nice, I hadn’t seen the original, I understand why you had it in your bucket list ;)

One complain though, even though it’s gorgeous, isn’t your BKP a bit thick? The whole thing seems way thicker than the mandatory modern days portfolio (the iPad).

Maybe some thin RC aero plywood, veneered with something sweet, could do better on that matter for your future attemps? I’ll probably try it myself too, this idea is too good not to be attempted!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 09-29-2012 08:19 PM

Awesome idea Monte and you surely have some great works to put in these! Great idea and nice job on this!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#8 posted 09-29-2012 09:47 PM

Excellent job! I want that knot on the front to be a pull or something though!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#9 posted 09-29-2012 11:38 PM

It’ll be real kool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 09-30-2012 12:29 AM

Very nice Monte, putting these on my to do list

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

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#11 posted 09-30-2012 11:58 AM

Very nice Monte

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#12 posted 09-30-2012 01:41 PM

What a winning idea. Despite who did it first, its awesome. Who cares about the thickness of the wood. It truly gives the whole photo collection a strong first impression. I like this project, and will add it to my ever increasing list of projects to attempt, @ 382 so far. (so much wood and plans, so little time)

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#13 posted 10-26-2012 04:22 AM

Just looked thru your gallery…WOW!incredible,you,sir,are quite talented.

-- furniture r us

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