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Project by Durnik150 posted 06-16-2009 03:12 AM 5070 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I only have one picture of these boxes right now but I think it works pretty well.

While working on band saw boxes I have always held on to the cores that come out of the drawers when you cut the drawer interior. I have made smaller boxes (like these) as well as clocks from the leftovers.

As I mentioned before, Lyptus is a hybrid wood that grows fast and from the stump left from the first cut. Since they designed this wood to be eco-friendly, the least I could do is use the wood to its fullest extent. So, I made these boxes out of the cores from previous boxes.

Unlike most band saw boxes, the grain on these two run front to back instead of side to side. It wasn’t really a problem but for a while I couldn’t figure out why they looked different. My super hero side, Captain Obvious, came out and pointed out this little fact while I was working on them.

These are intended to hold very small jewelry items. They could sit on a side table and hold rings that come off at night. Or anything else small for that matter. I flocked the interiors with different colored fibers to add a little diversity to them and used a brushed pewter pull on one and a brass button pull on the other.

I think these were the first two items that I fully utilized thinning polyurethane and doing a thorough job of rubbing the surface with 0000 steel wool in between coats. It has become my go-to finish since then.

The bigger box is 3 1/2” wide x 4” deep and 2 1/2” tall with the pull. The smaller one is 2 1/2” wide x 3” deep and right about 1 1/2” tall with the pull. The smaller one will actually fit into the bigger one. Kind of a nesting thing going on.

Thanks for looking!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 06-16-2009 03:39 AM

Great use of leftovers!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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scrappy

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#2 posted 06-16-2009 05:20 AM

Nice little boxes. Great use of scraps!

I haven’t worked with lyptus wood yet, altho I do have a couple of scrap pieces waiting for some inspiration.

Thank you for posting. Kep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Walnut_Weasel

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 12:28 AM

Nice simple design. I had not ran across a bandsaw box with the lids sitting inside the front and back face. Very nice.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Durnik150

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 03:56 AM

WW—The design of these boxes was driven by the fact that they were cores to drawers from other boxes. They are ultra simple. The first thing you do it cut off the sides to the thickness you want. Then you cut the lid free from the remaiing core. Then cut the core out of the body and glue the core and sides back together. You then shape the body and the lid so they fit together. You don’t have to worry about lid hinges or anything. In order to help the lid stability I flocked the ledge that the lid rests on. It gets rid of the clunk of wood on wood and seats the lid a little better.

Thanks for dropping in.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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rflaherty825

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 11:44 AM

hello

I am looking to propose to my girlfriend and i really like this design of box. i am fairly new to wood crafting i had a plan of putting the ring in the crafted box to give it to her. Do you mind sending me a design of it and a parts list for it. If you are not comfortable sending me it can you maybe recommend me a site with good designs? I have been looking for hours and came across this site thanks for any help you can give me.

Ryan

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Durnik150

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#6 posted 06-01-2012 02:23 PM

Congratuations! And thanks for thinking that something I have designed would be appropriate for the special occasion.
I detailed how to build it in a posting above but I am afraid I don’t have any plans or designs for the piece.
You might try looking up Tony Ward here on Lumberjocks. He has some spectacular boxes and is very supportive of new artists. He might have the design info you might need.

I hope everything goes well on the proposal!!!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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rflaherty825

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#7 posted 06-01-2012 02:42 PM

Thank you very much we are currently living together so building it will be a tad hard without her finding out. I will look him up and thanks for all the help.

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