Cracked box

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Project by GpaBrian posted 02-14-2016 04:36 AM 1115 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first cracked box. I used maple and walnut with purpleheart stripes and pulls. My first attempt at adding stripes to something and it seemed to work alright.
Fort St John British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-14-2016 04:50 AM

That’s really unique. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it.

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#2 posted 02-14-2016 05:04 AM

Very nice. I like the concept.

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#3 posted 02-14-2016 01:18 PM

great looking box..the stripes really add to it…well done!!!!

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#4 posted 02-14-2016 02:28 PM

Outstanding! I agree that you really made the design unique. Good choice of contrasting woods, the stripes, hidden drawer, etc. Nicely executed too. If you don’t mind, please share how you accomplished the “stripes”.

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#5 posted 02-14-2016 02:28 PM

I like it. It also has potential as a guitar head stock.

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#6 posted 02-14-2016 02:36 PM

Very cool, great wood combos.

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#7 posted 02-14-2016 04:37 PM

Excellent idea! Looks great!

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#8 posted 02-14-2016 04:44 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. The stripes were added before laminating everything by cutting curves into the front maple piece on the bandsaw, sanding the cuts smooth and gluing it back together with a strip of purpleheart sandwiched in the cut. Curves have to be gentle to avoid breaking strips (found that out the hard way) and strips quite thin. Heat or steam may help them bend easier, I haven’t tried that yet. Fun to experiment though.

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#9 posted 02-14-2016 05:26 PM

My favourite bandsaw box style. Looks pretty realistic crack. Nice wood colours.

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#10 posted 02-14-2016 05:49 PM

Very nice project!!!
”My first attempt at adding stripes”
That stripe adds that extra bit of wow to it.
I like the way the stripe doesn’t go all the way though the box, very cool and just adds that little bit of different.

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#11 posted 02-14-2016 08:39 PM

I love the cracked box you made. I have never seen any bandsaw boxes like this. The colors of the wood are fantastic as well.

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#12 posted 02-14-2016 08:46 PM

It’s very creative. Nice work.

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#13 posted 02-14-2016 09:20 PM

You did a wonderful job on that design. Always loved making one of those

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#14 posted 02-14-2016 10:05 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job

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#15 posted 02-15-2016 02:43 AM

That’s the coolest bandsaw box I have ever seen. Nice job. The stripes are a great addition.

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