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Started out as a joke.

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Project by Dartaniel posted 03-29-2007 04:39 PM 1302 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well this project started out as a joke. Its accually made from Cherry pallet wood. A buddy of mine brought over about 10 cherry pallets and asked if I could use them. I explained to him that although appreciated, I wasn’t sure if I could use all of the wood due to the quality. We decided to bust them all up and run them through the planer and chop saw. Although I used up my new blades on my planer, I ended up with some very nice figured cherry boards. I’ve used them on alot of small projects from jigs, to throat plates, to jewelry boxes and this box which holds most of my favorite wood magazines. All of us can appreciate the beauty of wood and allow its distinctiveness to shine in every project.

-- Russell W. Hupp





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Obi

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#1 posted 03-29-2007 04:42 PM

Nice Joke. This pencil holder is my pallet

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Bill

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#2 posted 03-29-2007 04:43 PM

So who is the joke on now?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 03-29-2007 04:50 PM

oh a box to hold woodworking magazines! What a great idea…
hmmm

This is a great box – and just think of all the work Mother Nature put into making the wood and it was just going to get tossed into the junk.
I think she’s smiling at you—ear-to-ear!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 03-29-2007 05:49 PM

The box is great, but does your wife know you took the satin sheet off the bed for a photo shoot?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dartaniel

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#5 posted 03-29-2007 05:52 PM

Charlie – Keeps her mind off the dish towels I used for staining.

-- Russell W. Hupp

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 03-29-2007 05:54 PM

hahaha that is too funny.

(( thinking about all the dish towels I have in shop now… and out of my dishcloth drawer in hte kitchen!!))

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 03-29-2007 05:55 PM

A great job of recycling.
I always say, if it’s wood it’s good.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dartaniel

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#8 posted 03-29-2007 05:56 PM

Ms Debbie… Why do you think I have to keep making the boxes…(ha-ha), Thanks for the great compliments.

-- Russell W. Hupp

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Chip

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#9 posted 03-29-2007 05:59 PM

That’s a beaut Russ. I always like hearing about wood getting recycled like that. Specially into something so beautiful. Thanks a lot for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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scottb

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#10 posted 03-29-2007 08:59 PM

Nice, and unexpected, find.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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jpw1995

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#11 posted 03-29-2007 09:49 PM

No towel is safe in the home of a lumberjock. I don’t use kitchen towels to stain… I use shop rags to dry dishes.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Karson

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#12 posted 03-29-2007 10:55 PM

Great magazine storage.

Salvage cherry. The pallet maker says give me 10,000 bd ft of lumber. He doesn’t care what its made out of. It’s all the same price to him.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lou

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#13 posted 03-29-2007 11:55 PM

you really can make something nice out of nothing! great box!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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roadrunner0925

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#14 posted 01-08-2009 08:05 PM

I DRIVE A BIG TRK AND AM ALWAYS FINDING FAIRLY LARGE TIMBERS, ANYWHERE FROM A NOMINAL 2X2X8 OF QTRSAWN OAK OR 3X6X8 ALDER. I GUESS IM A GARBAGE RAT BUT I FEEL GOOD ABOUT MY RECLAMATIONS

-- wm, brandon,ms

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