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Project by bamasawduster posted 04-12-2009 04:24 PM 2700 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t had time lately for any carving. Have been setting up a new shop and have ordered a larger bandsaw in order to try cutting some blanks for some larger bowls. After the flurry of regular Spring chores subside I plan to try to do some large cedar bowls. In the meantime, I made a couple of bandsaw boxes from scraps I had lying around left over from some Tulip Popular that I had been burning for firewood. They came from my sisters yard. The first box I will take to the hospital today as a present for my sister. She had a knee replacement. Anyway…thanks for looking.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and remember the price that was paid for us.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.





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scott shangraw

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#1 posted 04-12-2009 05:02 PM

Nice touch adding a clock to the boxes.Have fun with the new bandsaw.I’m sure your sister will cherish the gift, hope she has a speedy recovory.
Scott

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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#2 posted 04-12-2009 06:07 PM

Nice take on these boxes. I’ve been thinking about trying one. Hope your sister feels better soon.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#3 posted 04-12-2009 10:48 PM

Great looking! Very nice. Send your sis well wishes from California! I have never heard of Tulip Poplar. Sure like the looks of it!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#4 posted 04-12-2009 11:36 PM

Nice boxes. Goes to show there is no such thing as scrap timber.

A great way of spending your time. An even better way for the fortunate receipients to share your time!

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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bamasawduster

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#5 posted 04-13-2009 02:12 AM

Appreciate all the comments. These were just playing around type boxes. Those are the most fun, though.

Allison, the Tulip Popular has huge blooms in the Spring. This was a massive tree that had been in my sister’s yard for years. A couple of years ago my brother-in-law told me that he was going to have it cut down and hauled away. I made a deal wherein he paid for having it felled and I paid the guy to cut it into manageable lengths. At the base it was at least four feet in diameter. I was going to use it for firewood. As I was splitting the large pieces, I got to seeing the wonderful grain in it. About the same time I ran across Tony’s and Donna Menke’s bandsaw bowls on the web and was just dumb enough to think I could do that. Been trying for over a year and still don’t approach their quality, but I’m still plugging away. If you want to see some awesome bowls. go to Tony’s page: http://www.tonyward.org/ Saw some carved bowls on here, asked about the process and now I’m occasionally trying a bowl or two. In a few more weeks I’ll have my shop set up, Spring flowers planted and I’ll get back to the shop. Right now I’m just playing with scraps at night.

Again, thanks to all.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#6 posted 04-13-2009 03:04 AM

Multi Purpose boxes. Clocks and boxes for the batteries. How unique.

-- 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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#7 posted 04-13-2009 03:14 AM

Gary,
Nice boxes. Neat to see another Huntsville craftsman making neat stuff. I just joined and I stumbled on your band saw boxes almost immediately. Coincidentally, I’m rebuilding a delta 14 inch band saw this week. I’ve been wanting a band saw for a while. It was next on my list, then my neighbor was sending his to the junk yard. I can’t wait to get it running.

I’m a DIY CNC router builder. I’m on my third machine, getting bigger each new machine. Last November I added a Lathe to my shop, but a band saw is going to be fun too. I’m looking forward to cutting some small logs down to size.
Dave

-- Huntville, Alabama

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Karson

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#8 posted 04-13-2009 04:19 AM

Dave how about a CNC bandsaw. That would be an interesting tool.

-- 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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#9 posted 04-13-2009 04:22 AM

Now, Karson, I love comments, but am certainly not opposed to genius. Can I borrow that line if I ever get around to marketing? I will have to tell my sis that’s why the box is there below the clock. Luvit!!

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#10 posted 04-13-2009 04:28 AM

No problem. What’s a good consulting fee.

-- 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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bamasawduster

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#11 posted 04-13-2009 04:56 AM

You ain’t got time for consultin’. I looked at your home page and you’ve got to be the most prolific dude on here. Thanks for your help to everyone through the years and especially to us newbies. I wish everyone starting out in woodwork could stumble onto LbJ as I did. This is a goldmine and I intend to keep minin’ this motherlode. Thanks again for the comments and the wit. And, yeh, livin’ here in Huntsville close to Dave, if he develops the CNC bandsaw, I’m gonna be the first in line.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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Karson

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#12 posted 04-13-2009 05:09 AM

Your very kind Gary. A very nice set of clocks.

-- 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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#13 posted 04-13-2009 06:58 AM

I like them a lot then clocks add the something extra.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 08-31-2009 02:57 AM

I keep telling myself to try and make one, what size blade did you use?

-- God Bless America

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bamasawduster

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#15 posted 08-31-2009 03:50 AM

Be careful, you can’t make just one. They’re addictive.

I used a 1/8” blade to cut out the drawer. I assume that’s what you were asking about.

Look forward to seeing your work when you start posting it. Welcome to Lj, it’s a goldmine of info and the most helpful, cordial group on the web.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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