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Project by RDW posted 09-21-2015 03:35 AM 1468 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made from a dead Aspen log a friend cleared from his cabin site. I copied the basic style from a box I saw on another site.

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 09-21-2015 05:32 AM

Copied or not, that is absolutely AWESOME.
I love it.
Now I have to try something like this.
Thank you for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 09-21-2015 10:38 AM

that is awesome – my limited vocabulary keeps me from showering proper accolades for your efforts. copied ? There is no such thing in woodworking, each piece has it’s own character

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 09-21-2015 03:39 PM

Great bandsaw box!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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wncguy

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#4 posted 09-21-2015 05:55 PM

Sweet… great wood. Please share what/how on the pulls… looks like wire into the wood?

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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Tennessee

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#5 posted 09-21-2015 06:56 PM

I’ve been looking for an edge in my offerings on Etsy, and the “whole log” feature may be one I will use. Tree of Life will be another.
It’s hard to stand out in a field of 900+ bandsaw boxes for sale.
Outstanding effort. I have a lot of smaller logs out back, I can see one becoming something like this effort.
Again, just outstanding!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 09-21-2015 11:51 PM

Very unique! Did you flatten the back side of the log to keep it from wanting to roll when you sawed it?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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RDW

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#7 posted 09-22-2015 04:18 AM



Sweet… great wood. Please share what/how on the pulls… looks like wire into the wood?

- wncguy


The drawer pulls are rusty bailing wire I got from a farmer’s horse corral. He had years worth of it hanging around a post and I just cut a couple of pieces off with some wire cutters. To make the pulls I wrapped the wire once around a 3/8 inch dowel and then bent a 90 degree angle in the tag ends at a suitable length. I drilled a slightly smaller hole in the wood and then pressed the wire into the holes

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.

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RDW

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#8 posted 09-22-2015 04:24 AM



Very unique! Did you flatten the back side of the log to keep it from wanting to roll when you sawed it?

- gfadvm


Yeah, I flattened the back side just to make it so I could cut the drawers out with it rolling around. But I first used that flat side against the band saw fence to cut the back off the log before cutting the drawers out. I flattened that side using several passes across the jointer.

-- Common Sense is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious 1001 and Obvious 1002 their freshman year.

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#9 posted 09-22-2015 05:56 PM

Beautiful wood and this natural leafs shape.Absolutely well done.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 09-22-2015 09:24 PM

Thanks for the reply. Just want everyone to be safe and cutting round logs on the BS is a wreck looking for a place to happen!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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