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Medieval dugout chest . #1: Darn this is heavy .

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Blog entry by randomray posted 01-01-2012 02:32 AM 1011 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First off I want to thank all the wonderful supportative people checking out my work . You folks are the ones that made me decide to share my thoughts and projects . That and I realized not many people do my style of crazy projects . There are some and some of them are way better then me . But if I can do it , I’m betting you can too and probably better . Second , I’m dyslexic so there will be mispellings and words out of order and stuff like that . Unless you are youself you don’t understand whats it’s like and everyone who is expiernces it differently . No big deal , just a warning for anyone reading .
Now why is it heavy and what is it ? It started out as a 6 and 1/2 foot long piece of white oak from a fence row . A really old fence row . I was at Heacock Lumber in PA a few years ago and I saw this huge piece of sqaured off oak while getting some ash for paddles . So like any woodworker that sees a piece of oak 78” x 26” x 20” I think to myself ” I could make a medieval dugout chest with that ” . So I just had to ask even though I was sure it would be too expensive for me . It turns out that it has all kinds of metal in it from the metal fence according to there metal detector . It was green and loaded with water and super heavy . It took a huge loader to drop it in the back of my little ford ranger ” long bed ” . If anyone cares to comment I’ll write more .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .



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llwynog

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 11:12 AM

I’d definitely be interested in seeing your work in progress.
By “dugout” chest, do you mean the kind of chests that were sculpted from a single piece of wood without joinery? If so, I have seen one and thought it looked great.
Looking forward to your future posts.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Chips

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 05:47 PM

Count me in. Your work is unique. I look forward to future post.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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KOVA

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 04:50 AM

SI NO ES MOLESTIA, ME GUSTARÍA QUE PONGAS FOTOS DE TU TALLER, DE TUS HERRAMIENTAS, DE QUÉ TAMAÑO DE PIEZA SE CONVIERTE EN UNA DE TUS OBRAS DE ARTE EN MADERA!!!!!! POR FAVOR!!!!!

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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randomray

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 05:07 AM

Thank you and I will try to answer your questions as best I can .Kova , I’m using a translation from ” Bing ” so I hope I understand your questions correctly .

-- Anybody can break something it takes skill to make or repair stuff .

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KOVA

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 05:21 AM

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PROCESS PRIOR TO WOOD CARVING

-- KOVA, EL CARPINTERO DEL PUEBLO https://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Carpintero-Del-Pueblo/148976618479733

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