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Not fit for the burn pile

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-20-2013 03:46 AM 1939 views 1 time favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The guy that gave me these oak logs said that they weren’t fit for the burn pile. Darn the luck. Wish I had a truck load of each. My normal box size, 12”x8”x6”. The lid on the first one is black walnut with bloodwood and the other is beetlekkill pine.

Thanks for looking

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





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MarkSr

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 04:02 AM

Hey Monte you got that guys address LOL, nice boxes as usual.

-- Mark, ”...NEWBEE: On the road to learning a lot; but; a lot more to learn…” ("My Granddad used to tell me, if you didn't learn something new today, it just wasn't worth getting out of bed")

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 04:10 AM

I’m with Greg on these. Great varity of niclet figured woods. That says it all?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 04:39 AM

Monte, nice boxes. Consider a design like this? Or, a top like this? You have chosen some fine wood to work with here.

-- Big Al in IN

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robscastle

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 06:28 AM

Allright way to go!

I shall dig out a project I did from a similar situation and post it with acknowledgemets!

-- Regards Robert

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Handtooler

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 10:03 AM

So glad that you got the opportunity to use/salvage this nice wood. An LJ’er of your caliber really does it justice. Wonderful craftsmanship. And Box Guy those are likewise superb.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 10:21 AM

Monte, awesome box’s and nice woods. These look to have the side mounted wooden hinges? These boxes would also look great with the finger joint wooden hinges as well, I’m moving more into making my own hinges I find them a blast to make.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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jaykaypur

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 11:39 AM

Nice work.

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

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Hybridwoodwork

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 11:44 AM

I used to heat with wood and had the hardest time loading the stove…”well, I can’t burn this, or this one…look at that figure! etc.,etc…”

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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BusterB

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 07:39 PM

Obviously that guys “burn” standards and mine are way different….lol Nice box Monte.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Bob Kellogg

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 07:46 PM

Good going !!!! The only wood I use is recycled, downed wood (old age or storm) and Sequoia wood that was cut in the late 40’s ,early 50’s and left as unuseable. My LT 40 woodmizer, a 48” alaskan mill and lots of work turn “scrap” into really nice stuff !!!

Keep up the good work and imagination.

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 07:52 PM

Burn pile…. INDEED!

Can I get a HARRRUMPH!? :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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MontanaBob

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#12 posted 08-21-2013 12:04 AM

Nice looking boxes there Monte….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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Buckethead

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#13 posted 08-21-2013 12:12 AM

You have delivered justice unto this lumber. Well done!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 08-21-2013 12:34 AM

I like both of them but that oak is really special. Not sure I have seen that species before unless it is blackjack. Was it REALLY hard and heavy for oak?

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

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 08-21-2013 12:46 AM

Not sure what species. Just had been laying in the field for a couple years.

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

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