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Project by Richard posted 10-19-2010 03:56 AM 2558 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More blue-stained lodgepole pine made into a chest to be donated to charity. Advantages of using lodgepole, it seems a little harder than your typical pine/fir, its cheap and its readily available in your forest as dead and dying trees. Just visit your sawyer in the northwest and he probably know where to get some. Another advantage of using Lodgepole is, you don’t have to worry about your finish being blotchy because you want the color contrast to show through. So next time you come across a decent size lodgepole pine, look for coloring before sawing it up into firewood.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 10-19-2010 04:00 AM

That looks real good Richard.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 10-19-2010 04:53 AM

Love the wood, great job.

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#3 posted 10-19-2010 05:04 AM

a) I AM a believer, and

b) It turned out just great :-)

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 10-19-2010 07:15 AM

Beautifully done! A very striking piece of work. Is this to be submitted for a fundraiser?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 10-19-2010 01:41 PM

Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 10-19-2010 02:39 PM

Great looking chest, unique idea. Natural. Cool.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 10-24-2010 11:55 PM

Nice chest there Richard, I like the look of that lodge pole pine. I see that you have been busy with some other nice projects.


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#8 posted 10-25-2010 12:00 AM

That is really nice.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 10-25-2010 12:10 AM

very good

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#10 posted 10-25-2010 12:12 AM

I wish we had lodgepole pine! Lovely chest you have created!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 10-31-2010 01:26 PM

Amazing work. Looks great inside and out!

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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#12 posted 02-01-2011 08:49 PM

Very nice, I like your design, and the use of this wood is a great idea, very attractive, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#13 posted 09-12-2013 06:35 PM

I’ll trade you some maple for lodgepole pine! The chest looks great, and not just because of the beautiful pine.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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