New Box from old 2x4's

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Project by madts posted 02-07-2014 10:57 PM 2953 views 7 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last box from the 50 year old saw horses from my friends train set. Still tight grain pine, less so on the box itself, but nice on the lid. Lid is rimmed in mahogany. All finished with BLO and then Tung oil. Old square nail holes filled with cherry dowels, others just filled with wood filler. Had a lot of fun making old crap look kind of decent.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 11:29 PM

“Had a lot of fun making old crap look kind of decent.”

That you did!!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 11:42 PM

VERY nice!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 11:55 PM

Would you have a “before” picture of those saw horses, great work and a good story.

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#4 posted 02-08-2014 12:48 AM

Very cool! I love old DF and use it a bunch. I have a lot of it sitting around that I’ve taken out of remodels on houses from the early 1900’s. Really nice grain on this. I did a little box similar to this myself out of reclaimed DF.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA

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#5 posted 02-08-2014 12:49 AM

Beautiful work !!!
A thousand years from now, archeologists will be debating the meaning of the dots. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 02-08-2014 01:03 AM

The dots are from ET’s. Promise.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#7 posted 02-08-2014 01:34 AM

wow, that looks great, amazing what you can make from scraps, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#9 posted 02-08-2014 04:00 AM

It looks very nice. The design is great.

I was trying to guess the wood until I read the description.

Well done!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 02-08-2014 05:43 AM

Beautiful work. Some great miters also. One would never know that was made from old pine.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 02-08-2014 09:41 AM

Nice job

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#12 posted 02-08-2014 12:05 PM


-- Chris K

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#13 posted 02-08-2014 12:37 PM

Really nice work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 02-08-2014 12:37 PM

Those are pretty cool. I like the pattern that the wood makes.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#15 posted 02-08-2014 12:38 PM

Nice project! I too like to seek and find pre-used wools and make it useable again.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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