Shall we dance

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Project by Maxx posted 08-20-2009 05:16 AM 2003 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my favorite project so far. When my wife looked at the design (the first time I sat down and actually drew up a design) she said it looked like lovers. As I moved from paper to wood – I thought it looked more like dancers. I made this for my sister and brother-in-law who, as it happens – are ballroom dancers. They both have birthdays in July and I promised them a project. Fortunately, they’re very patient!
This is 9 1/2” tall and 8” at it’s widest. Laminated some maple and then used spray glue to fix a copy of my design – that works great, by the way. It took a lot of sanding with every sander I have – bench, random-orbit, palm and by hand. I used natural stain and then 50/50 polyurethane-lacquer thinner. Between coats, I used 320 grit and then 0000 steel wool. The knobs are from a piece of blood heart that I had lying around. Drawers are flocked with wine-colored flocking.
My idea for this was to make the kerf part of the flow and I’m pleased at how it turned out.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#1 posted 08-20-2009 05:19 AM

Very neat Maxx

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 05:26 AM

this is great…i bought some videos on band saw boxes…and started one….cant wait to finish it and do another…maybe with a more simple design…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 08:11 AM

That is gorgeous, and the name fits perfectly. Very well done.

-- I may not know a lot, but at least I know that I don't know.?.?. I think.

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 02:37 PM

Very pretty bandsaw box.

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

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 07:37 PM

Very nice, congrats on such a nice box

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#6 posted 08-20-2009 10:45 PM

Now you have done it .,, there is no going back.. you will make heaps of these.
And your own design,, fantastic!

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 08-21-2009 04:22 AM

Pretty box, Nice work

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 08-21-2009 08:04 PM

Excellent box!!! There is nothing like having the idea, getting it down on paper, forming the basic shape, and then refining it into what you had in your mind in the first place!! You should be very happy with the results as this is a beautiful piece!

Now you can add “Designer” to your woodworking resume’.

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

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 03:26 PM

Very unique and good design

-- Yesterday is history, Tommorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift, thats why its called the Present. ---Lil Wayne ---AngelSkull

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#10 posted 09-04-2009 09:28 AM

I was told by Maxx that his sister-in-law received the box in the last day or so and ansolutely loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was one of those perfect moments when everything falls into the right place. Congratulations Maxx on a great box but also for knowing to whom the box should belong to and making sure that person got it!

Great Work!!!

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

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