|Project by woodspar||posted 06-06-2007 05:46 PM||2783 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I found a book called “Making Wood Boxes with a Band Saw” by Tom Crabb. I had an old shipping pallet that had a big chunk of wood on it. I am showing you part of the wood in the picture and the box that I made from the wood. I like the way the grain wraps around the box.
I also tried to make a round box by cutting out the round shape with the band saw just a bit (no pun intended) bigger (1/4”) than my largest forstner bit. The bit is so big that it bogged down my bench top drill press, so I had to go really slowly. I got the idea of making a round box from Thomas Porter’s spectacular Eucalyptus Burl Small Jewelry Box.
All in all these were fun quick projects/experiments. These are not finished, I might just hit them with a bit of shellac, but I like the natural look of them. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks for viewing.