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Project by Monte Pittman posted 659 days ago 1715 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I get very little black walnut. So for those of you offended by my leaving some sapwood on here , it was a small tree so I was trying to stretch it as far as i can. I do like the contrast though. The lids are old oak with with black walnut hinges. The inner trays are old poplar.

Missing hinge pins yet, as I failed to have brass rod on hand in the shop.

They are 12” wide, 8” deep and about 6” tall.

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





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grizzman

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#1 posted 659 days ago

nope monte, sap wood with walnut is good, glad to see you got some, was wondering if you were going to get any or not, does walnut even grow in your state…it does grow here but they dont get real large in diameter, but do get pretty tall, ive got quite a few here close to me, i think it will only take one to give me all the walnut i would need, ill tell you what, if i cut one down, you come to visit and ill share some with ya…not sure when that will happen…but if you come i would make it worth your trip…until then , keep cutting that oak…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 659 days ago

Nice boxes Monte

The sapwood looks neat

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 659 days ago

Nice boxes, and sap wood is wood. Right? These look nice with the natural edges. I tried to see how you did the hinges, but you kept them well hidden.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 659 days ago

Very Nice Monte!! Very nice!!

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CalgaryGeoff

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#5 posted 659 days ago

Very interesting looking boxes. I like the roughness of them.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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jaykaypur

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#6 posted 659 days ago

Good job..any wood box is a good wood box!

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

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JoeyG

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#7 posted 658 days ago

I like the sap wood. It’s part of what makes walnut beautiful. I drive my lumber guy crazy. He shows me these uniform colored straight grain boards and I am like “so where is you burn pile?” LOL

I get some of the prettiest pieces that way.

Back to your boxes, I really like them. This live edge lids are great and the sap is so white. Great job. I am going to add it to my favorites and get you that extra vote.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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clieb91

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#8 posted 658 days ago

Monte, They look good. Hope the shows are going well for you. I have a 3 week break before our next one.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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rance

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#9 posted 658 days ago

Those are some very nice boxes Monte. I use the sapwood all the time. Looks great.

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MonteCristo

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#10 posted 658 days ago

I think the sapwood is a nice touch, especially when it has not been steamed and is nice and white like yours.

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 658 days ago

I love the rustic look. They could have been made a long time ago and I don’t mind the sapwood at all!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 658 days ago

Congrats on the Top 3 thingy! In a pinch I use clothes hanger wire for hinge pins (3/32” drill hole, I think).

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

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BertFlores58

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#13 posted 658 days ago

I like the natural color of the wood. Very extra ordinary. You deserve to be in the daily top 3. Keep it going.

-- Bert

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 658 days ago

Good luck on your sale. a very unique style.

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prattman

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#15 posted 658 days ago

Looks great monte, I like the sap wood.

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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