One more "Bird-Eye View"

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Project by blackcherry posted 02-16-2010 11:32 PM 1896 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box from Lois Ventura”s Sculpted Band Saw Box book, her first publication. This one is the single drawer called Tsunami made from walnut , cherry, bird eye maple and rosewood. This was the last of six laminated glue up and my favorite thus far. Thanks for viewing …Blkcherry

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 11:33 PM

The bird’s eye front is realy spectacular. Nicely done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 12:13 AM

Nice box, that birds eye is amazing.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 12:15 AM

That is such a sweet box… love the bird’s EYE.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 12:35 AM


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 01:02 AM

Fantastic! Great work.

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 01:34 AM

Beautiful work! How long have you been woodworking? My hope is that after i can get all the essential tools (granted that would take up my entire garage) i will be able to create such a piece. How long did it take you?

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#7 posted 02-17-2010 02:00 AM

Super box. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 02:46 AM

Thanks LJ’s for you kind remarks…Smoke I’ve worked in the trades my hole life from rough in work to finish trim work. The woodworking bug has been in my blood since middle school. This box has around 8 hrs of work start to finish but many years of hard knock behind it. I love using hand tool which play’s heavy on the fine tuning of the curve on this style of boxes. My new band saw out fitted with the Carter Stabilizer and Timber Wolf blade make fast work of the major cut out. Thanks again Blkcherry

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#9 posted 02-17-2010 02:47 AM

Larry I swap you some Bird Eye for some NGR????

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#10 posted 02-17-2010 02:59 AM

Pretty box.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#11 posted 02-17-2010 03:42 AM

Great box!! I’m curious, the sharp angle in the upper left – did you back the blade out and come at it from the other direction? or were you able to do it in one continuous cut?

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#12 posted 02-17-2010 03:44 AM

Now that is cool. I need to learn how to do something like that someday.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#13 posted 02-17-2010 03:56 AM

Shopmania you right, this is the technique the author uses..and this is one of the great benefit of the Carter Stabilizer since the blade is not trap by any guide bearing you can back out of any cut with ease…Blkcherry

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#14 posted 02-17-2010 04:08 AM

A very beautiful box. I really love this one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#15 posted 02-17-2010 11:51 AM

Great looking box! You should be proud!

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

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