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Thread: Two very different Christmas projects

  1. #16
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    May 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Pallet wood??! Those pieces are exceptional! I shudder to think what you could do with some nicer stock!

  2. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Strauss View Post
    Pallet wood??! Those pieces are exceptional! I shudder to think what you could do with some nicer stock!
    Now I'm going to start pallet hunting.

  3. #18
    Man I am digging the cooler that is awesome. if you dont mind me asking where did you get the plan from?

  4. #19
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    Oct 2009
    Alexandria, Louisiana
    Thanks! I didn't follow any plans. Just built it on the fly.

  5. #20
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    Oct 2013
    Germantown, WI
    Great work!

  6. #21
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    Jan 2010
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Both are great gifts, and nice projects. Nice work. I'm partial to the shadow box. I have a feeling that it will be around for many generations to come. Nice job!

  7. #22
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    Mar 2009
    Seabrook, TX (south of Houston)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heath Fitts View Post
    You can read the scanned newspaper article here.
    Thanks for posting the link. Quite an experience.

  8. #23
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    Dec 2012
    Two very nice projects, I like the shadow box also being a Vietnam Era Marine Vet. I served in Okinawa 1968-1970.
    I like the cooler also. I'm curious , your calling it a cowboy cooler but you have End of Trails logo on the front ,which of course you know represents the suffering of the Native American Indians.
    Nice work
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  9. #24
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    May 2004
    Tyler, Texas
    Hey, I'm not too far from you. I have driven thru Alexandria many times while on my way to the Louisiana coast to catch a helicopter offshore...Fourchon or Houma most of the time.

    I like both projects but lean towards the shadow box just for the design and hand work you did. Those Cowboy Coolers are a staple at country stores, flea markets and rustic furniture stores all over Texas and I expect, Louisiana, too. The fact that you built both from salvaged pallet wood speaks highly of both your skill and resourcefulness.

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  10. Both are very nice projects and the "cowboy cooler" is really cool. Considering the fact that you are a beginner and the wood used, your work is amazing.
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