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Project by Monte Pittman posted 11-27-2012 01:22 AM 1185 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First half of this set of boxes. First time trying the lid this way. Beetle pine with Red cedar on the lid. The tray is incense cedar. They are 12” x 8” x 6”. The splines are also incense cedar. My mitre joints on lids need to be improved. Numerous other things to improve, but I think I am making progress. Wooden hinges are Patron/Grizzman style.

Thanks for looking

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

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 01:28 AM

There is always room for improvement. Wise thinking. With what tool are you currently cutting your miters?

Looks good as always Monty. Good Job!

- Jay

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 01:35 AM

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 01:40 AM

I really like it….......especially the cedar you used. Great job.

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

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 01:44 AM

Those miters look tight to me (or your photoshop skills are amazing!) Might consider splining the miters in the lid in case the panel expands (or did you float those panels?). I like the cedar/ beetle kill pine combo of colors. Kinda patriotic: red, white, and blue. Market these as American made patriot boxes! How’s the band mill coming along?

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

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 01:51 AM

Monty your skill level is defiantly up a few notches on these boxs but not surprised as i have seen your builds love the two woods and cedar is a pretty wood to me

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 11-27-2012 02:06 AM

As Gomer Pyle used to say, “Well, Gollllleeee”, Monte. Those are beautiful boxes. Wish I had access to some of that beetle-kill pine. That stuff is just gorgeous! ‘Course, I could never do with it what some of y’all have done.
Thanks for the post, and have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#7 posted 11-27-2012 02:26 AM

these are very nice Monte.
two of my favorites, pine and cedar.
lids look good to me.
how about your bandmill?

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

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 02:29 AM

Finally got area cleared for the mill. Hope to start assembly this week.

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

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#9 posted 11-27-2012 02:25 PM

Monte these look aweseome! That cedar makes the whole piece really stand out. Terrific work as always!

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

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#10 posted 11-28-2012 12:57 AM

Super nice Monte. I really like those wood combos. They are just way kool

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

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#11 posted 12-01-2012 06:10 AM

I never heard of beetle pine – but I like it! I agree, great color combo.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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