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12-18-2007 01:20 AM

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Guess this is the way a new member does it, if not I know I will be squared away by a few. Hope I’m not out of line. I posted an ole hope chest that I did for my daughter over 20 years ago. It’s juniper wood, which is a tree that look’s like the red cedar and smells like it also. The juniper is a light brown color, as shown in the pictures, the tree likes the swamps and will now grow on dry land. I carved the rope’s that looks as if they are pulled tight into a package, all the sides are rounded.

The poor thing has been through two divorces and two kids which are in their late teens. Up close the signs of the times can be seen. The lid and the sliding drawer plus the bottom is lined with red cedar.

I have over the years built most of my furniture, carved and woodburned most everything in our house.

M/Sgt Ret. U.S.M.C. Viet Nam Veteran

Thanks for having me, Semper Fi!

Was kind of a dummy when I first made this post, new site and brain kinda got befuddled (if that’s a word),
Any way the brain is a terrible thing, so if ya will go to my project and take a gander at the chest and critique, good or bad would be appreciated. Ger er done!! Semper Fi !


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#1 posted 12-18-2007 01:25 AM

Never out of line to post an introduction. Welcome to LumberJocks, I think you’ll find this a great place to hang out and chat. There’s projects and expertise galore, and a whole bunch of really spiffy folks.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 12-18-2007 01:27 AM

Welcome to LJ’s Sarge.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#3 posted 12-18-2007 01:36 AM

Welcome to LJ. Thanks for your service. I mean that!

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#4 posted 12-18-2007 01:55 AM

Welcome, welcome!!! :)

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#5 posted 12-18-2007 01:56 AM

Post some pictures of your chest.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 12-18-2007 07:40 AM

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy) Hay! Sarge, half the stuff I’ve posted is that old (LOL) Have fun here !
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 12-18-2007 12:45 PM


If your not sure of how things work here, click on the HELP, at the top of the page.

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#8 posted 12-18-2007 03:42 PM

Hoo-rah! Another vet for the LumberJocks pile! Welcome Sarge! Be glad to buy you a beer someday.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#9 posted 12-18-2007 04:24 PM

Welcome aboard, Sarge. We hope you enjoy your time here. Now, if you like Juniper, we live where it is the primary OB-noxious weed. It seems to be taking over the Owyhee Mountains here. It really can be a pretty wood but it is usually so full of sand that I won’t work it. I do like to burn it in the stove int he shop. I love the smell. Post some more projects and give us the benefit of your experiences.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#10 posted 12-21-2007 06:33 AM

Semper Fi ! Welcome aboard Master Sargent.

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#11 posted 12-21-2007 06:37 AM

You’re not out of line at all. I think you will like the community of people here.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 12-22-2007 01:22 PM

Mr. Caine, what a neat place your have on the map there. My idea of complete bliss, don’t need anyone to cabin sit do you? Ha! Like your cedar furniture for the red cedar we have in lower Alabama has so much pith in it,not enough lime in the ground.


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#13 posted 12-24-2007 12:25 AM

Nice to have you with us sarge, and thanks.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#14 posted 12-25-2007 03:55 AM

tops talkin about the infirmary !!or maybe mess hall ! lol wecome e ga !
mr- trim usmc viet nam veteran

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#15 posted 12-25-2007 05:52 AM

lol happy holidays top

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