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Project by Ossian posted 06-18-2009 04:18 AM 1366 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I took up with my bandsaw about two weeks ago, and have done a lot of “proof of principle” things; cutting out curves, resawing, no actual projects per se. Learn the tool, cut up some scrap—purchased from the scrap bins at Woodcrafters for just that purpose.

Some of the scraps were an unidentified creamy pink wood that I laminated together and declared it would become my first “real” bandsaw box. I didn’t lay it out, I just sort of went for it. With a 1/4” ripping blade on a 10” saw.

Yeah, well.

So the lid went by the wayside and the bottom was cut as in insert, and far too thin for a decent glue edge. I learned the word “drift” as it applies to bandsaws. The project, with my half hour of time and $1.50 of wood, should have gone to the fireplace.

But I spotted a piece of paduk thinstock in my scrap bin (a 15-gallon flower pot) and thought I could put that across the bottom of the box. That made for a lidless pink box with a bright orange stripe at the bottom, though. I couldn’t see an orange top as well, although there was plenty of paduk for the job. Then a slab of unidentified burl showed up.

Nice save, is my feeling. Never going to be the masterwork that makes strong men weep and women swoon, but it isn’t firewood, either.

Materials: stange pink wood from outer space, paduk, some random burl. Finish: walnut oil

Edit: The SPWFOS turns out to be Spanish Cedar with pronounced dark veining.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ossian





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huff

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#1 posted 06-18-2009 04:28 AM

We never make mistakes, just mid-term design changes. Looks like it was planned that way. I think it’s a very unique box. I really like the contrast in the woods. Could the creamy pink wood be cherry? Doesn’t matter, looks great.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 06-18-2009 04:59 AM

Nice save is right! You learned a lot, and ended up with a great box.

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

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 06-18-2009 05:38 AM

Don’t be so hard on yourself. I really like it!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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scrappy

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#4 posted 06-18-2009 06:31 AM

Great looking box.

Great Re-Design? Like huff says, no mistakes, just design changes.

Finnished product is what counts. Great job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

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

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tomd

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#5 posted 06-18-2009 06:37 AM

That’s a very nice little box.

-- Tom D

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 06-18-2009 07:44 AM

I would have thnought yoiu did that on purpose:-)) Looks nice!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 06-18-2009 07:50 AM

nice box Never would have know there was a problem.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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patron

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#8 posted 06-18-2009 08:16 AM

looks good to me ,
and getting to know your tool is a great idea .
saves the wood ,
and the tool .
enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TonyWard

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#9 posted 06-18-2009 11:52 AM

A nice box. Just goes to support my theory – there is no such thing as a mistake, those moments are just an opportunity for an innovative and creative response. You’ve done well!

We don’t make mistakes, often we create opportunities for creative solutions!

Tony Ward

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

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stefang

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#10 posted 06-18-2009 03:43 PM

Great looking box despite it’s dramatic history. What is wrong with mistakes? It’s mainly what I make.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SgtSnafu

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#11 posted 06-18-2009 04:43 PM

There are no mistakes – Just opportunities to learn different techniques !! ;-)

I like the box, I feel you did a terrific job… Thank you for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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Ossian

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#12 posted 06-19-2009 05:39 AM

Thank you all, very much. I’m pretty happy with the results, in fact.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ossian

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