My wifes Knotty Box

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Project by David Hacke posted 03-05-2012 03:38 AM 2034 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this out of the knotty spots I cut out of wood for my Grandaughters cradles

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 03:51 AM

Very nice box. You know you can expect some comments with a title like that! Be prepared for some humor! Any way, that’s a great use of some other wise scrap wood.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 03:53 AM

ya I expect them I am that kind of a guy. lol should have seen the look on the kids face at christmas when i handed it to her and said this is your naughty present from me hehehe.

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 03:56 AM

That’s too funny! LOL got to have the humor huh?

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 04:24 AM

HAAAA…….this is a title…haaaa!. I think it’s always too funny when someone comments….nice rack….lol, after a build of a wine rack..etc…haaaa…..I always say….let’s word that comment different people…lol. Really nice work. Talented with great humour…great combo my friend thanks for the post.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 05:23 AM

That sure is a knotty box! It cracked me up when I read your title!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 07:14 AM

Very thoughtful use of what others might discard. Now it’s an heirloom. Some LJ’s projects inspire the heck out of me, like this box. Thanks for posting.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 12:10 PM

Very nice work of what some would just throw away. You did a good job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 03-05-2012 02:15 PM

Nice looking box, I’m trying to figure out what kind of wood it is, almost looks like Alder.

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#9 posted 03-05-2012 09:02 PM

nicely done, lots of character. a lot like you? LOL

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 03-06-2012 01:44 AM

Thanks for all the complements. Its make out of pine. The boards the boards where 3/4×10 random lengths off of the sides of crates that equipment came in at work. by the time I got them planed true on both faces I had 1/2” thick boards. the Knots did make a very nice box have made one for my son also thats 10” x 10” about 5” deep figure it will make him a nice pistol box. Dont know if many of you use pine but I have founf if you have any kind of free site on the computor in your area people will come get the planner shavings that are pine to use for small pet animals I have a lady that comes to get them all the time I just put them in a 33 gallon bag for her.

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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#11 posted 03-06-2012 02:52 AM

Well done indeed! i like to see it when what is normally bound for the woodstove becomes an heirloom to be treasured.

I used to workin a local sawmill here near the Mississippi headwaters where they cut primarily pine and plane it into toungue and groove paneling and other high quality boards. One day a customer comes in and asks if we have any knotty pine. Being the smart a** that I can be at times, I say “Nope, ours is all well behaved!”

-- Mistakes can often be well utilized as a heating fuel for the shop...

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#12 posted 03-06-2012 05:15 AM

thats funny stuff. I have a house thats around 60+ years old has a living room and 2 of the bedrooms done it toung and grove 6” and 10” knotty pine I love it great country feel and never have to paint it might have to re do the living room walls have gottin kind of beatin up but looks like alot of work someday.

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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#13 posted 03-06-2012 02:19 PM

that’s awsome! i’m a fan of the knotty. :)

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown

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