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My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards #2: The start of my, "Not any kind of box"

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« Part 1: I finally decided to enter! Part 2 of My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards series Part 3: More of My "Not just any box" »

I said I wasn’t going to enter, but I opened up the latest issue of “Woodworkers Journal,”

They had a centerfold of how to make a bandsawn box. I read it over, & right away I thought, there’s something

I can try, & make one for the L J’s contest.

I’ve never tried making a bandsawn box before, & besides that, it would be a good test for my new Rikon.

I’ve had these nice blocks of burly maple that I picked up at our local city park, when they were disposing of a tree.

I had my eye on that tree for many years, & always wished I could use some wood from it.

Being that it’s very real close to Valentines Day, I decided to make something for my Sweetheart, & I wouldn’t have to go shopping for a card. LOL

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Here’s some photos of what I’ve accomplished so far.

I had painted the ends of these blocks with carpenters glue, so they dried almost crack free.

Now I have to go through the shaping process, which will take a little bit longer.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Karson

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#1 posted 2414 days ago

Great design Dick. A nice start

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#2 posted 2414 days ago

That’s coming along nice, Dick!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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gbvinc

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#3 posted 2414 days ago

Nice desgn! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2414 days ago

I can’t believe you weren’t going to enter!!!

And now, look at this. How wonderful – a first, “no card needed” (what a bonus) (AND.. she’s going to cry!!!), and the photos!! What a great step-by-step photo sequence.

Love the design.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2414 days ago

Excellent start Dick.

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Russel

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#6 posted 2414 days ago

Very cool. Those boxes always impress me.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2414 days ago

How appropriate Dick, considering how long you and Barb have been together. Good looking band saw and project. Nice pics too. mike

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

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GaryK

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#8 posted 2414 days ago

Great project! I look forward to seeing the rest of the steps that goes into making a bandsaw box.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2414 days ago

Thanks to all!

It’s been fun so far.

I guess I better step out to my shop for the next steps.

I forgot to mention the top center is slightly spalted.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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gene

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#10 posted 2414 days ago

Hay Dick, That is a beautiful design. Great blog with the photo journey. If, by chance you ever get in the dog house with Barb, just point to this.
You will probably get a, get out of jail card free from the Monopoly game. (LOL) Looking forward to seeing the completed project.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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TonyWard

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#11 posted 2414 days ago

Dick

A good start, as you are discovering bandsawn box making is fun! I look forward to seeing the finished work.

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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rpmurphy509

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#12 posted 2414 days ago

Great design on the box.
Never attempted bandsaw boxes either (and read that same article yesterday evening).
Hope you don’t mind, was thinking of using your design as a starting point for when I get
around to trying bandsaw boxes.

-- Still learning everything

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 2413 days ago

Thanks for the insight Dick. Very clever indeed.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2413 days ago

Go ahead RPM, try making one. I’m flattered that you like it so much.

It’s funny how a design idea hits me. I can see it in my head, & then I express myself by making it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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GaryK

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#15 posted 2413 days ago

Dick – Ideas hit me like that also. Mostly when I am getting ready to fall asleep.

I actually woke in the middle of the night with a great idea. I had to get up and write it down
so I wouldn’t forget. I will show all of you that when I get it done.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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