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'Slope' The Bandsaw Box

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Project by zombeerose posted 07-07-2007 05:00 AM 2288 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created ‘Slope’ as a gift for a really good friend because I was amazed that she had so much jewelry yet no where to keep it. I quickly remedied that situation. :)

As far as the name ‘Slope,’ it essentially came about during the construction since every side of the box has some curve or angle to it. Both sides have curves plus the bent legs, the front has the curved pulls, and what isn’t depicted in the pictures is that the box is deeper on the left side than the right side by about 1/4” thereby imparting another angle. Not to mention, the box itself sits at an angle to the left, which in turn focuses the weight onto the right leg.

It is primarily out of air dryed black walnut that I acquired from a trip to Idaho. The legs and laminated segments in the drawer pulls are from purple heart. Since this was my first attempt at laminated curves and I was worried about glue creap, I turned some ebony dowels that I installed in 3 holes in each leg that you can see in the middle picture as black dots. These plugs proved additionally beneficial by allowing me to attach the legs at the center points with longer dowels that fit into holes drilled into the walnut case.

The main walnut box is approx 12” tall by 4” wide by 2 3/4” deep at the widest point. The spread between the purple heart legs at the widest is about 7”. The box was finished with several coats of Zinsser SealCoat shellac that was hand rubbed and then a couple applications of paste wax.

Sadly, this is the last project I will be able to make until my house is sold and I can find a new location for my WW tools. Putting my contractor TS into my apartment just isn’t going to work ;)

Completed 7-2007

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TonyWard

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#1 posted 07-07-2007 06:05 AM

zombeerose

There is a lot to like about your bandsawn box, originality, design and innovation – well done!

Tony Ward

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

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Bob Babcock

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#2 posted 07-07-2007 06:20 AM

Very nice. Interesting design.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Don

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#3 posted 07-07-2007 08:12 AM

Nice box, Zombeerose, and I just love small boxes. When your work garners a compliment from Tony Ward, Bandsaw Box Supremo, you know you’ve done well.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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oscorner

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#4 posted 07-07-2007 08:51 AM

Interesting design and great looking box.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 07-07-2007 03:15 PM

Very unique, I like it very much, has much character, neat design, and I really like the side stands. very cool Zombee! jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#6 posted 07-07-2007 03:32 PM

Great looking box. The design just flows.

-- 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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mot

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#7 posted 07-08-2007 06:36 AM

I love bandsaw boxes. This one is really fantastic!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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PoorCollegeStudent

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#8 posted 07-09-2007 07:09 PM

Great design! I really like this jewelry box.

-- -- a bad day woodworking is better than a good day at work --

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Hawgnutz

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#9 posted 08-27-2007 07:45 AM

I really like the originality of this piece! Beutiful contrast on the hamdles.
Nice thinking OUTSIDE of the box!

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 11-03-2007 06:53 AM

You really do nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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mcoyfrog

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#11 posted 08-25-2008 08:25 PM

Amazing, very nice design, can’t seem to see a third leg, does it really stand on just the two?

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

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