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Bandsaw "Puzzle" Box II--Triple Nesting Set--Amboyna (Narra)

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Bandsaw "Puzzle" Box II--Triple Nesting Set--Amboyna (Narra)
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I can’t believe I didn’t post this sooner. So life goes…
I made this as a wedding gift for a couple of my friends. It’s made of Figured Narra, also known as Amboyna when it’s in burl form. It’s based on the same principle of construction as described here.
I learned this technique firsthand from Scott Phillips when he spent a day at my hardwood dealer. I was in the front row, no more than an arms reach away from him most of the time!!! What a great guy!

This box was really special, because it turned into FOUR NESTING BOXES!! I initially meant this box to be a recipe holder for the newlyweds, but I just couldn’t stop making boxes once I started…
The inside of each box and all the inner boxes are finished with Zinsser Seal Coat shellac and the outside box is finished with Seal Coat followed by a coat of Satin wipe-on Poly (Minwax).










See my first bandsaw box also.

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses





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#1 posted 03-05-2009 05:36 AM

Cool!

-- There's nothing like the feel of a wood shop.

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#2 posted 03-05-2009 07:14 AM

Fascinating. I have enough trouble with compound miters.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 03-05-2009 01:59 PM

super project! what size blade are you using?

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 03-05-2009 02:59 PM

No that’s ingenuity! Great Job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 03-05-2009 05:31 PM

Now that’s some Michigan style jazz…!

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#6 posted 03-05-2009 07:35 PM

I used a 1/8” blade from Nicholson. I didn’t use cool blocks and ruined the blade…

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#7 posted 03-05-2009 07:44 PM

Looks great!

I have one of these on my to-do list. Hadn’t planned on the nesting but I like it.

What size are the boxes? The largest and the smallest.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#8 posted 03-05-2009 08:15 PM

Very cool

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#9 posted 03-06-2009 06:38 AM

I don’t exactly remember what the size of the box is. Aaahhh, who am I kidding? I never knew what size it was. I ‘free handed’ this box on the bandsaw from a piece of Narra I had originally bought as a “turning blank.” So I think it was 8×4 x 4” but that’s only a guess. I tried to make it fit a 3×5 recipe card on the inside of the biggest box, but the sliding top made that impossible.

At best guess, the finished box is 7×3.5×3.5”

;-D

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#10 posted 04-05-2009 04:28 PM

cool can’t wait to try one

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#11 posted 08-16-2010 07:56 PM

Great! Very good project! Congratulations!

-- May - http://www.otimizenesting.com/

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#12 posted 10-06-2010 02:56 PM

How do you cut the center out ?

-- In His service ,Richard

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#13 posted 10-06-2010 03:04 PM

Click these links for my tutorial:
Bandsaw Box I project
and
Tutorial

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#14 posted 12-04-2011 07:02 AM

Awesome job!

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#15 posted 05-27-2012 05:16 AM

Thanks so much for posting this box Tilting the table, so that’s how it’s done. Could’nt figure it out for the life of me.

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