Box hidden in old sawhorses

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Project by madts posted 500 days ago 1016 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me some sawhorses that held up his model train as a kid. These horses were made from pine and were 2 1/2” X 1 5/8”. The wood is at least 50 years old. I was going to throw them out because of the weird size. Instead I cut them up. This is what I found inside. The square nail holes were filled cherry dowels, other small holes just filled with putty. Handle is mahogany.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 500 days ago

good save and nice work.

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#2 posted 500 days ago

nice find

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

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#3 posted 500 days ago

Great looking box and nice selection of woood. I like the plugs as well nice touch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 500 days ago

I looked, nothing in my plastic sawhorses found on the side of the road… (laughing) Nice save, it looks great!

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

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#5 posted 500 days ago

Nice find. Often only our imagination limits us. Glad you used yours.

-- 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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#6 posted 500 days ago

pay it forward by up-cycling is a favourite of mine


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 497 days ago

Wonderful new life to this pine.
I do have a soft spot for pine, I think in Europe it is a wood that has got a bed reputation, due to the use in the 70’, but it can be so clean and elegant and full of life as in your box.
Wau to go
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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