Heart Bandsaw Box

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Project by themaddriver posted 10-23-2015 12:08 PM 2539 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my second bandsaw box I made. Gave this one to my wife on her birthday. Made it out of maple igot from the reclaim store and some Mayan walnut. I got lucky with the grain texture on either side of the walnut. My little 10” Rikon bandsaw with cheap Olsen blades struggled to complete this project. I will be moving up to the 17” Grizzly as soon as the funds are in hand. Believe it or not she was willing to trade this for the tulips. The bottom 2 drawers have ring holder and the vertical drawers can hold small necklaces or bracelets. Finished it with boiled linseed oil. First time ever using that. The maple really soaked the stuff up. Not sure if I got enough on the end grain around the outside of the box.

-- Hope is not a course of action!!!

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#1 posted 10-23-2015 12:15 PM

This is a beautiful box and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 10-23-2015 12:29 PM

It’s a beautiful bad saw box! Why trade it in for the tulip’s when she can have both?
Nice work all around!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 10-23-2015 01:23 PM

Very nice job!

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#4 posted 10-23-2015 01:28 PM

Wow, those are great! Can’t believe they are your 1st and 2nd boxes. Really nice work!

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#5 posted 10-23-2015 01:40 PM

What can I say but wow. It would be hard to out do your craftsmanship with a 3rd one. very nice work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 10-23-2015 07:37 PM

Out standing work just out standing.
Just love the design of bother of them.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#7 posted 10-23-2015 08:04 PM

If you called this a ‘struggle’ to make with your old Band saw, I’ll bet the wife will only be to happy to help you get the newer band saw. This is amazing to say the least, if it is only your second box! You’re gifted there.
Me thinks you have a lot of prior wood working talent!
I too like the flowers! Differnt and whimsical!

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#8 posted 10-23-2015 08:50 PM

Love the design. Great job.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 10-24-2015 10:15 AM

that is a beauty..good job!!!!

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#10 posted 10-24-2015 12:02 PM

Fantastic design & execution!

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

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#11 posted 10-25-2015 04:33 AM

Realy impresive work, as well as previous one. You realy put yourself into it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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