Crackled Bandsaw Box

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Project by James posted 1883 days ago 3399 views 15 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the wood for this little box from a broken chair seat. Not sure of the species.

To get the crackled effect, i used a dremel and carved out random shapes, about 1/16” deep, stained the whole box dark, sanded the surfaces, then used wipe on poly to finish. Inside is lined with green felt.

This little box has some great texture. Everyone who sees it has to pick it up!

All comments welcome.

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#1 posted 1883 days ago

That is so cool, nice to see so many people looking outside the box and coming up with so many unusual projects.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1883 days ago

What a great idea and you did a fantastic job.

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#3 posted 1883 days ago

nice job

-- Alex

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#4 posted 1883 days ago

COOL! at first thought it was a nightmare inlay job! I can see why everyone wants to pick it up, so do I!

Great job.

Keep it up.


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

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#5 posted 1883 days ago

I was afraid it was a puzzle box. didn’t look like a fun thing to try on a bandsaw!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 1883 days ago

Cool design very unique

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1883 days ago

A great design. Nice job on the creation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 1883 days ago

Thanks for your comments. They are greatly appreciated! I’m always trying to create unique designs, some of which do not turn out so well. It’s nice to hear positive feedback when I try something new.

LJ’s is the best, what a wonderful community we have here!

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#9 posted 1882 days ago

Super creative!! I love the way the random grooves make the whole box look fragile while still retaining the box integrity. Thanks for the details on how you finished it to get the look you were shooting for.

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

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#10 posted 1882 days ago


As Charles said Super creative!!!! well done. You are succeeding in creating unique designs, I don’t think you should critical of yourself that some works do not turn out so well, let the rest of the world decide whether it is good or not.

For mine I think you should be puiblishing all of your work, do away with censorshhip!

Tony Ward

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#11 posted 1882 days ago

Very cool. I bet you could do a faux alligator hide box the same way.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 1882 days ago

Neat idea. I love new, creative things

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#13 posted 1882 days ago

Great work, a new perspective and technique. I do want to pick it up.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#14 posted 1882 days ago

very nice!

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#15 posted 1850 days ago

whoa i love it..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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