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A Few More Bandsaw Boxes...My Style

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Project by FlyingMLB posted 08-08-2014 02:19 AM 1038 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love making these boxes. All three are Aspen and sealed with Shellac and Spar Urethane. The aspen “fuzzes” a little like Cottonwood but with a little extra work comes out just fine. Each box is about 5” long. The magnets are 5/16” by 1/16” thick and I reverse the polarity on each corner so the tops won’t go on backwards. I have several more of these on the workbench in various stages of completion.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 02:47 AM

Very unique and beautiful work!

-- just rjR

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 03:25 AM

Very ingenious! Is there a special way to separate the halves/open the boxes with out scaring the finish if those magnets are powerful rare earth magnets? Did you use core router bit adz or another tool to scoop such a nice cavity?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 11:31 AM

Very cool design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 03:10 PM

Fascinating, they look just like a piece of wood.
Well done.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#5 posted 08-08-2014 09:21 PM

Pretty freakin cool!

-- Anthony--http://knottywoodshop.weebly.com/

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#6 posted 08-08-2014 11:43 PM

Handtooler
I clean the piece up and sand the ends then slice the bottom off, then slice the top off. (See picture) I drill the center out with a forstner bit then send with a drum sander on my drill press. ( I just purchased an ocsillating spindle sander so the sanding should go much smoother) Then I glue the bottom back onr, dress up the joints, do a finish sanding as needed and install the magnets. The inside surfaces aren’t finished as perfect as the outsides so just sliding the lid sideways to remove isn’t a problem.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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Handtooler

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#7 posted 08-09-2014 09:52 AM

Thanks for the reply! Great work.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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#8 posted 08-09-2014 02:25 PM

WOW! thanks.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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#9 posted 08-09-2014 02:48 PM

These are unique and very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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