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Shamrock shaped box! #1: A wee bit of a taste of this box!

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-29-2008 07:44 PM 1205 reads 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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You may not know it, but my little wife, (”Bairbre”), that’s Irish for Barbara. She has a wee bit of Irish in her blood.

But I think her heart is 100% Irish. You all must have seen the, Click here> Irish Claddagh, I carved for her.

Now I’ve decided to make her a Shamrock shaped box, for this years St. Patrick’s day.

The finished dimensions are: 7 1/2” High x 7” Wide x 4 Deep. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm taking a series of work in progress pictures to share with you.

Here's the pattern drawn on a piece of Silver maple, from our backyard tree.
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Cutting it out!

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Sawing off the back cover piece.

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Back cover removed.

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Gluing the cut out drawer sections back together.

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Gluing on the back.

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All glued together, & getting ready to round off the corners on the router.


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Click for details Be Continued.

-- -** 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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#1 posted 02-29-2008 07:48 PM

Hey, Dick. You Seem to like those band saw boxes, huh? That one looks pretty cool.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 08:18 PM

you’re hooked!!

Lucky lady :)

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

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 08:23 PM

Isn’t there a warning about these things being habit forming written on the wood somewhere?

Nice box Dick.

I have been looking for a project for my bandsaw. I may have to try one of these.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 08:29 PM

Now I’m hooked two ways I guess, Bairbre, & boxes.

-- -** 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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cajunpen

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 09:10 PM

Nice design, nice thought for Bairbre. This is going to be interesting to follow. Are there going to be drawers in this piece? In one of the photos you indicated that you were gluing the drawer section – it looks like it will have 3 compartments, not sliding drawers. Either way it is neat looking – Just trying to get a handle on it :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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motthunter

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 09:40 PM

band saw boxes are the crack of the woodworker… I hope that your wood supply sustains you so that we don’t see you looking for chunks in dark allies late at night.

-- making sawdust....

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 02-29-2008 10:02 PM

Yup!
It’s going to have drawers.

-- -** 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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davidtheboxmaker

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#8 posted 02-29-2008 10:47 PM

Nice idea. Looks to be quite a large piece – what are the dimensions?

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Karson

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#9 posted 02-29-2008 11:08 PM

Great design Dick. Another box outside of the box.

-- 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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 03-01-2008 05:12 AM

Nice idea Dick.

Band saw boxes offer a lot of options. They should keep you out of trouble for a while.

Lee

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jude

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#11 posted 03-03-2008 11:29 PM

I’ve heard there’s a 12 step program for bandsaw addicts ;0)

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 03-04-2008 12:20 AM

Thanks to all!

Hey Jude,

It may take me 13 steps. ;0)

-- -** 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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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 03-04-2008 01:39 AM

hahaha that’s funny Dick. lol 13

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

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sharad

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#14 posted 03-22-2008 03:58 AM

How u can think of such wonderful different design of a box? I was waiting for the finished product. And now I have seen it. It is great.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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SteveKorz

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#15 posted 09-20-2008 08:44 PM

Dick, this little box is great! I love the design!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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