|Project by aloysius||posted 09-24-2014 09:27 PM||928 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I have been watching the Bandsaw Box craze with interest for a while. So, near Valentine’s Day, like most men, I was scrambling for ideas on what to give my lovely wife? Ah Ha . . let’s try a bandsaw box?!
The design was, of course, based on that day of giving of hearts . . soooo . . a heart shape seemed appropriate?! I was able to re-saw and glue up some 20 year old downed cedar from near our cabin on the Dry Frio River in the Hill Country of central Texas to use as the base box. For the heart, I used some cherry that a friend had brought back from Pennsylvania about 15 years ago. I had decided to use our initials somewhere and also to try pulls made from found cedar branches. Once bleached for a year or so in the sun, these twisted, curled and lined pieces of wood have always held an appeal of the natural environs for me.
It was an interesting project and made even more so since I was trying to hide it from prying eyes while also trying to complete it ahead of the fateful day. All ended well . . SHE (who must be obeyed) LOVES IT!!