Bandsaw Box (Purpleheart)

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Project by Lori posted 11-22-2009 09:28 PM 5328 views 13 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I seen some of the beautiful bandsaw boxes that you guys made and I had some extra Purpleheart lying around so I fiqured why not…. Be kind this was my first attempt.
The draw fronts are made of Tiger Maple and the pulls are from the extra Purpleheart.
I’ll be posting a bed me and my hubby made as soon as I can get my kid to clean his room LOL.

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 09:54 PM

it looks like you have been doing that for ever good job

-- gagewestern

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#2 posted 11-22-2009 09:56 PM

Great job, and a really good finish. How tall are they?

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 10:05 PM

Are you kidding me? I think this is FANTASTIC!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 10:18 PM

The tallest one is 11” X 5.25” and the other is 9.375” X 5”.

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#5 posted 11-22-2009 10:30 PM

pretty humble lori…’‘BE KIND’’...they are just amazing…so beautiful….i love them…inspires me to tackle something in the near future…...looking forward to the bed…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 11-22-2009 10:33 PM

Wow some of the nicest I have looked at on here!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 11-22-2009 10:43 PM

I need some feed back on the location of the pulls. There was a lot of debate areound my house about where they shoul be placed. I won…I got my back rub..LOL.

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#8 posted 11-22-2009 10:58 PM

very well done…inspiring.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#9 posted 11-22-2009 11:00 PM


Well done, you are off to an excellent bandsawn box making career !

I have no problem with the size and placement of the drawer handles.

Thank you for sharing these works. I look forward to seeing more of your bandsawn boxes.

Tony Ward

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#10 posted 11-22-2009 11:10 PM

There you go Lori… you are a natural … I agree with Tony… fantastic.
Most people here would have started with ’’leaf’’ or ’’minnow’’ or one of the smaller designs… no you jump in at the deep end and go for ’’lotus’’... I have been thinking of trying this more complex design myself when I get time but I don’t think I could do it as much justice as you have…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 11-23-2009 12:07 AM

great bandsaw boxes, the finish is beautiful also. Keep up the good work and post picks of the bed.

-- F.Little

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#12 posted 11-23-2009 01:53 AM

Purple heart just lying around? First attempt band saw box. Great talent. You hit a home run.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 11-23-2009 03:27 AM

On the day I was born, I realized I had no talent. Now I know where my share of talent went. You took your share and mine to huh? L.O.L. You definately got talent oooozing on everything you tackle, from the small and dantie to the large projects and everything inbetween, HUGH fan, you blow me away, Where did my socks go? Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see what you do next. Beautiful finish, looks like glass.

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#14 posted 11-23-2009 05:58 AM

Wow Lori very well done and slick design too.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#15 posted 11-23-2009 03:29 PM

Nice to see someone design/build something noone else has done before. Looks like those “things” grew up out of the ground.
Nice work.

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