Bandsaw box for hometown in PA.

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Project by joejt posted 10-14-2016 10:00 PM 265 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this bandsaw box to be raffled as a fund-raiser at the annual homecoming reunion in my hometown in northwestern Pennsylvania. The flag pin marks the location. Inside is lined with the traditional school colors.

I was inspired to make this box after I saw pictures of friends wearing t-shirts with a heart marking the location and a caption, “this is where my story begins” People who grew up in small towns will understand the sentiment.

The lidded box is made of Cherry and maple, two trees growing in abundance in this part of Pennsylvania.

I have attached a couple of photos showing the glue up and the lid structure. I used the top slice of the core glued to the lid to keep the lid aligned.

-- joejt

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#1 posted 10-14-2016 10:48 PM

Very nice box and fitting item for the raffle!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-15-2016 08:19 AM

Nice box. If you know how my country Croatia looks like it would be to difficult to make my ’’country box’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 10-15-2016 02:35 PM

Awesome box. Im trying to figure out if the pin is marking Clarion or Marienville? I’m from Pittsburgh, but spend lots of time up that way, near the Canadohta Lake/Union City area.

Love the Box, Great work!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 04:16 PM

Croatia is a complicated shape with irregular outlines, but a box could be made in any shape.
Check my gallery. I made a box in the shape of Italy including Sicily.

-- joejt

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#5 posted 10-15-2016 04:18 PM

Tooch, Marenville is closer to correct. The center of the pin is northern Elk County, town of Johnsonburg.

-- joejt

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#6 posted 10-16-2016 05:11 AM

I really like that. what are the dimensions?

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#7 posted 10-16-2016 06:07 PM

Triviasteve, I posted two new pictures showing dimensions of this box. It can be cut out of a block that is 4”X7”X3” or whatever size you want.

-- joejt

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#8 posted 10-18-2016 02:03 AM

Applause from Northeastern PA.

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#9 posted 10-18-2016 03:21 AM

Applause from Northeastern PA.

- Jim Brown

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