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

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Project by maplerock posted 11-13-2013 01:47 AM 1795 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 11-13-2013 01:52 AM

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.

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 02:07 AM

Definitely a nice looking box. Great leg work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 02:46 AM

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 11-13-2013 03:04 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 04:29 AM

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 11-13-2013 07:51 AM

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.

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 08:30 AM

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 11-13-2013 09:11 AM

Nice job. Great flow…..

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

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#9 posted 11-13-2013 11:02 AM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 11-13-2013 12:00 PM

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 11-13-2013 01:12 PM

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 11-13-2013 01:45 PM

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 11-13-2013 01:55 PM

Well done.

-- Guy,PEI

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#14 posted 11-13-2013 01:59 PM

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

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#15 posted 11-13-2013 05:35 PM

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

-- Rod - Oregon

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