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Project by Monte Pittman posted 03-19-2013 01:27 AM 1892 views 0 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that the thought was better than the finished product. The boxes are spalted poplar. The lid and traysare Red Cedar. The splines are Russian Olive. 12×8x4

I tripped over a dog and dropped one and blew out the knot in the back of lid. Mitered in hinges. Didn’t really like my miters and I am not thrilled with the brass hinges. I used a black chain. I am not a big fan of chains, but I do like the black ones. Finish is Danish Oil and multiple coats of wipe on poly.

OK, I sound whiny tonight

Thanks for looking

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





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Dallas

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 01:31 AM

They look good from here Monte!
Sometimes we are our own worst critics.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Marcos

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 01:34 AM

I like them!

-- Marcos, California

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cwdance1

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 01:40 AM

They look great to me too!

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bowtie

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 01:47 AM

Great looking boxes Monte, Love that cedar.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 01:52 AM

Nice save DUDE! I was expecting excrement. Instead I got fertilizer! LOL! We are our own worst critique?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 01:58 AM

Nice work, like the contrast of color in the two woods. Don’t throw them into the fire just yet ya know?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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John Blunt

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#7 posted 03-19-2013 02:37 AM

Those boxes are just fine by me.

-- Seattle John, http://www.isgoodwoodworks.com/index.php

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Dick

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#8 posted 03-19-2013 02:43 AM

I really like the cedar! I haven’t use a lot of cedar, but what I have has had a mix of red to white color. You have a nice piece there. I bet those boxes smell good too!

-- Dick

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Hawaiilad

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#9 posted 03-19-2013 02:45 AM

You are to hard on yourself….those are really nice looking boxes…you did a great job on them

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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josh

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#10 posted 03-19-2013 02:53 AM

I had a whole bunch of pencil drawings that my dog chewed to unrecognizable bits of cud. I still love her more than any drawing I ever done drew! She’s my sweet little Boo! The boxes look fine. Pick yerself up, shake off the dust and get started on the next project. Oh and stop whining will ya?!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 03-19-2013 03:29 AM

Monte…you said they are so-so boxes…yes, they are so-so nice boxes…! We all do some work that we feel that may not be our best work…I sure feel that way about some stuff I do…but as many have said before is that wew are always our worst critic.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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jeff

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#12 posted 03-19-2013 03:41 AM

I agree with Dallas we can be our own worst critics…They look good Monte,I really like the Red Cedar…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Woodenwizard

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#13 posted 03-19-2013 04:03 AM

Nice Job! Just think of the experience you received. To quote Randy Pausch (sp ?) experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want. :)

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Boxguy

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#14 posted 03-19-2013 06:33 AM

Monte, these are real progress from some of the first boxes I saw you post. I like the splines, and the proportions. Nice work. You might consider this method of mortising and hinges.

-- Big Al in IN

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robscastle

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#15 posted 03-19-2013 10:25 AM

So so nice would be the correct description

-- Regards Robert

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