Just my feel good project

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Project by Allison posted 08-29-2008 03:40 AM 3004 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have already made this dog before and it sits out front of my dads house in front with flowers sitting on it at his doorway. The other day I was looking over some of my old patterns when I saw this pattern again, so I decided to make another one for our new front porch. Having some old and not very nice pieces of pine laying around and only a very limited amount of paint, mainly black and white, it did not take me long after cutting it out I might as well make it to look like my “Buick” a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix .He has one brown eye and one blue eye. I wish I would have come up with this thought process a little earlier as I would have tried to make the ears different. My Buick does not have long ears LOL!!!

The pattern itself is a dog water and feeding bowl. It is up to you to decide how long you want the inside piece. It is that piece that you are to cut out two holes and place your dogs bowls into. My “Buick” and “Nala” are much too big of dogs to make this into that for them. So I just decided to make it real long and put sides on it and fill it with bird/chipmunk food. It is now sitting on our new built front porch. This is one of those things I make just to have some fun. I am not particular at all in even trying to make it perfect. It is just one of my feel good projects. I did however use it as a learning project. I have been wanting to learn how to put things together with dowels. Since the inner piece was/is so long, my husband suggested this be the project to use to learn how to use dowels. I don’t normally make projects that use dowels (or so I thought). I have now found out there are a lot of my projects that could benefit from using them. I am really glad I tried it and I was happy with the sturdiness of this dog due to the dowels. So not only was it a feel good project , it ended up being a learning one, and I really enjoyed doing the dowel thing.

And when I come upon the dog from behind , he always makes me smile!

I am entering my “feel good project” because I believe the knot to be the best part of this dog. It asks us to say what made us think of it,and my only response to that is my dog! He seems to always want outside and so thats the way I “see” him. I am doing this at Lumberjocks for a smile and nothing more. I just want to have a little fun. OK?
Girls just want to have fun!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#1 posted 08-29-2008 03:47 AM

What a great looking behind! Thanks Allison for making me smile too!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 08-29-2008 03:51 AM

Great looking dog! Was the behind shot intentional?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 08-29-2008 03:55 AM

From a dog’s point of view, that’s KNOT funny!

Nice job, Allison!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-29-2008 04:10 AM

I love those project. When its fun, it always turn out very good. I second the motion – the knot is a winner.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#5 posted 08-29-2008 05:09 AM

Allison, this is a great project…. BUTT, the behind portion of that dog brought out the ODIE in you… lol

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 08-29-2008 05:35 AM

Very nice, your knot placment is well a little to acurate.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 08-29-2008 10:54 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 08-29-2008 11:25 AM

this is just too cute. Made me “feel good” too. Put a smile on my face! Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 08-29-2008 12:44 PM

heheh nice work Allison.

-- Jerry

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#10 posted 08-29-2008 03:34 PM

It’s funny how you keep putting your own personality in your projects…..... oh look it has a door bell…...

Thanks Steve … you never disappoint.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#11 posted 08-30-2008 07:05 PM

very nice

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#12 posted 01-30-2009 10:56 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 01-30-2009 11:19 PM

kind of like a diamond in a goats butt

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 01-31-2009 12:36 AM

Just what any child would love ,and well me to tell the truth well made again your work is so nice .take care my friend Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 01-31-2009 01:46 AM

Again, Allison- Great job.

You know this knot will bekome the kbutt of jokes!

Good Luck in the contest.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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