New assistant to the shop

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Project by David Theller posted 01-12-2014 02:26 AM 1784 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So to make a long story short, I found a dog in the woods and needed a place to keep all of the things a puppy needs. Ok, so maybe a full chest was a bit over the top, but I wanted the practice for a future tool chest.

The construction was pretty straight forward with screws and glue, maybe I’ll try dovetails one day. The front board was an end that I couldn’t bring myself to cut down to trim the bark. I’m glad I saved it because its quite interesting and so far has held up.

As always comments and suggestions are much appreciated, thanks for looking.

-- if at first you don't succeed, get the bigger hammer

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#1 posted 01-12-2014 02:35 AM

Pretty nice doggie box. Two questions:
What are the apparent drillings on the top of the sides, visible in photos 1 and 3?
What is the new assistant’s name?
Nice work, like the natural edge on the front.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 01-12-2014 02:40 AM

Every shop needs a good dog. Looks like yours will fit in just right.

-- JustplaneJeff

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#3 posted 01-12-2014 02:45 AM

Looks great! The box does, too. Congrats on the new friend and good for you rescuing him.

One suggestion. The box is supposed to be for the puppy things, not the puppy :-)

-- "My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right." Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 02:45 AM

“Trim the bark”? For a dog chest? Anyone else get that????? Bark? Dog?

Is this thing on?

Congrats on the adoption – this pup will become your closest friend – mark my words!

The chest is nice too. But is the bark worse than it’s bite? ;-)



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#5 posted 01-12-2014 02:58 AM

David, kudos on rescuing the dog. Rescues are special! Good work on the chest and the inside tills look good as well.

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 03:15 AM

thanks for the complements. Her Name is Diesel. I know its a male dog’s name, but that’s because she was meant to be a German Shepard, she just got stuck in a little hound mutts body

@OldTool They are screw holes. I was rather impatient and didn’t want to rip new boards down for those two small pieces, or wait to biscuit and glue them.

@Jeff She is fitting right in, and is enjoying stealing from the cut off pile to chew on.

@jayt Well it is rather hard to get her in there with all of her stuff now

@KnotCruser alright you got me, I laughed.

-- if at first you don't succeed, get the bigger hammer

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 03:55 AM

Good job on the box ,enjoy your new assistant .

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#8 posted 01-12-2014 04:10 AM

@ theoldfart Well don’t give me all the credit, she was kinda eager to hope in the truck when she ran up to me in the woods. I’m happy with the till, it was my first time making one and it worked out fairly well.

@a1Jim Thanks, shes fitting right in

-- if at first you don't succeed, get the bigger hammer

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#9 posted 01-12-2014 10:58 AM

Nice job. I once read that a Beagle is the easiest dog in the world to kidnap: All you have to do is open your car door and they will jump in!

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#10 posted 01-12-2014 12:16 PM

Looks and sounds like she will be pretty happy hanging out in the shop. Nice build, the front board looks awesome.


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#11 posted 01-12-2014 12:49 PM

Cute pup. Nice box, too.
Good on ya for the rescue. We just got two sisters somebody abandoned in the deserts of S. AZ. They were about 6 weeks old. We named them Annie and Oakley.
I know all about stealing from the scrap bin, and anywhere else accessible. Wife does a lot of hand stitching. We find her thread spools empty, and balls of thread outside. They steal them and run out the doggie door. They are sneaky.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 01-12-2014 01:53 PM

Good job of saving the puppy!

Box is nice too.

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#13 posted 01-12-2014 02:40 PM

Everyone needs a good helper!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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#14 posted 01-12-2014 02:44 PM

As a dog lover and a woodworker, I love this project… Congrats on your new best friend – he’s a real good looking pup and it’s cool beans covered in awesome sauce that you were kind enough to take him in. You get a high five covered in chocolate for that. Ok, maybe not – that sounds a little messy and gross. Just a firm handshake and a smile. My 3 shop dogs and 1 shop cat (yes, they all like to hang out in piles of sawdust) wish you the best, as well…

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#15 posted 01-12-2014 03:43 PM

@ misterBill thats about all it took. She was happy to see people after being left

@clieb91 I am very happy with how it turned out, I keep seeing all these live edge pieces and wanted to try one.

@Gene yes she is becoming quite good at stealing the pieces I want and then looking all innocent when I catch her, I thought someone leaving a dog in the woods was bad, but the desert? that’s awful

@Atchison32 well I couldn’t leave her, to many coyotes in our neck of the woods

@ Jerry shes more of a watcher than a helper haha

@ glen Ill take you up on the handshake. Yes she is learning that the sawdust pile is great fun to jump in and run around scattering

-- if at first you don't succeed, get the bigger hammer

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