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Project by Paul Sipos posted 266 days ago 716 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stuff like this is always my favorite, because when I start one one of these, I never know how it’s going to turn out when I get done, & I like to make it look a certain way, old & beat up, not new looking & gift shop junky. These photos were taken after I got the two pieces put together, sanded down, & holes filled, then sanded again. I will release more pics of this one later, but wanted to post these to show what it looks like before I did any aging, hardware, & metal work. I installed front and back inside stash compartments on this particular one to add a bit of mystery to it. I put them in after I took these photos but you can see inside the 1” space back and front is where they are. They are just thin boards that slide out by hand. more pics to come. Made of salvaged barn wood who knows how old…

-- psipos@snakebite.com





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 266 days ago

Another great project

-- 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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Diwayne

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#2 posted 266 days ago

Working with old to make new again. Great work. Look forward to finish.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 266 days ago

If you get good enough at that!!! You can re-do us old guys to be YOUNG AGAIN????

Neat job.

I also re-use a lot of wood.

My real reason of course is being “cheap”!

-- just rjR

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Paul Sipos

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#4 posted 263 days ago

I just hate to see usable wood go to waste! There are a couple of barns that were torn down last year & “salvaged” by some company, but still have large piles of broken boards & beams that could still be salvaged and used for projects. I would gather it all up myself, but I am limited to wood storage in my shop & back yard. I already have enough wood to keep me stocked for years. They pick out all the really good stuff for houses & flooring and leave the scraps. When I tear down a barn, I take it all. what I can’t use I burn to heat my house. Just erks me thats all. well, I’m taking my chest to the consignment shop today so here are the latest pictures.

-- psipos@snakebite.com

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 261 days ago

Great save of the wood, beautiful pirate chest and it looks authentic even the hardware. Great job!

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