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Blog entry by Paul Sipos posted 08-26-2013 02:18 PM 1265 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a job last year up in PA. which kept me from my shop most of the time, and away from Lumber jocks. Now I am getting to finish a project I started last summer. Refurbishing an old wooden chest. It was a wreck, half of the bottom part of the chest was gone, but the top was intact. It also has little metal wheels on the bottom of it for rolling it around which I thought was kind of odd. Never saw anything like that so early. I have restored it to better than found condition, and it looks amazing even though I’m not done with it. Well, I was working on it yesterday and my neighbor was taking pictures in our backyard of their children because my backyard is so pretty I guess. The grasses I have planted in the yard are tall and green & offered to let her use the chest as a picture prop for the children’s photos. She loved the chest and the idea. So there is another use for a wooden chest. A picture prop! That old tyme photo shop in Virginia Beach sure could use one of my chests. Theirs really looks cheesy. Mine looks like they’ve been down in the hold of the Black Pearl for 300 years. I also found a local blacksmith that I will get to make my next set of hardware for my next creation & should be my best yet! -later…


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#1 posted 08-26-2013 03:52 PM

Sounds great Paul, but It would have been nice to actually see it. Any photos?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-26-2013 09:36 PM

1st, welcome back, 2ndly, stefang is right. A pic er 2 would be gr8. Good luck with what yer doin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 10:46 AM

Well here is the pics you wanted to see. I make them look old, with old wood, so by rights the chest is made out of old wood, looks antique, but is not. I just finished another one similiar to this one just 2 weeks ogo. I gotta find the pics though and post em for y’all.


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