He's so Pine... Du Lang, Du Lang, Du Lang

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Project by maplerock posted 158 days ago 1222 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry for the corny title. This is Mr. Pine. He is a very reliable and trusty fellow. He is underappreciated, never hard to find and inexpensive, he is always happy to be a part of our projects.

I had an old board, it was very light, very dry. I decided to give it a go, resulting in an ordinary box made from an ordinary board.

I did put some fancy legs on, which may not be in character with a pine box, but I wanted to make him feel special.

On second look, it is pretty neat. It can be an ammo box, a box to hold a year’s worth of change, a box to hold a rat fink collection or marbles. It’s the kind of box that won’t get any beauty awards in the Miss Box Pageant, but can be a loyal and sturdy friend.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#1 posted 158 days ago

Looks very good Jerry… there is certainly nothing wrong with pine and, after all, we are woodworkers and it is wood. The end result is important and pine provides an affordable way to hone your ideas and skills.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#2 posted 158 days ago

Definitely a nice looking box. Great leg work.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#3 posted 158 days ago

good lookin box. I like how you matched the knot up with the bottom cut-out. ...... Now I’ve got that song stuck in my head.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 158 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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#5 posted 158 days ago

I do like the decorative feet you cut out, really brings attention to the overall piece. Nice work!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 158 days ago

The quality of a project is always more bases on the craftsman than the type of wood used. Good job sir.

-- 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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#7 posted 157 days ago

Jerry, what a fun post. “He’s So Fine,” by the Chiffons, was a hymn to my childhood. I remember it being played endlessly on the jukebox at the public pool during the summer of 1962. We ate hot dogs and chips, and got sunburned and had iron oxide globbed on our noses. We lived through it and were blissfully happy.

Almost forgot…the box is nice too. It is an odd mixture of primitive/chic, but I like it. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 157 days ago

Nice job. Great flow…..

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

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#9 posted 157 days ago

Very nice box, love the wood. I like the way you have done the feet…very very nice..

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#10 posted 157 days ago

I think you did a great job. The bottom scroll work really dresses it up. Sure to be a classic.

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#11 posted 157 days ago

Waytago, Jerry. I like the way you think. Beautiful box, well designed, well executed. I don’t think it is ordinary at all.

I totally agree with you on the pine. I have always said that pine—white or yellow—does not have to apologize to anyone. It is what it is, and does what it does. God made it, and that’s that. Everything that I have built has been in pine or once in a while red or white oak with a little scrap cedar now and then.

Keep up the good work and keep posting.

Have a good’un

-- rejo55, East Texas

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#12 posted 157 days ago

The pine looks great!

The feet DO add a “special” touch.

I really like this little guy!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#13 posted 157 days ago

Well done.

-- Guy,PEI

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#14 posted 157 days ago

Nice box. He’s so pine????? Groooooan.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#15 posted 157 days ago

Always like reading your posts and seeing your work. Thanks.

-- Rod - Oregon

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