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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 2701 days ago

Nice Joke. This pencil holder is my pallet

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Bill

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#2 posted 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2701 days ago

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 2050 days ago

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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