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Natural Band Saw Box From A Log

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Project by FloridaArt posted 1588 days ago 2923 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

February, 2010—After some heavy duty pruning on a bush out back, I figured I could turn a chunk of it into a band saw box. Well, I did it! Not sure i would want to do many more of these, but I learn a thing or two doing this. For instance, the darker brown color is exactly how the wood looks after the bark falls off. The lighter color is where I cut or sanded. So it has a kind of two-tone appearance that I did not expect. Also, working with odd shapes like this presents more of a challenge on the band saw! I had to be careful, and really think through each cut to be sure the blade wouldn’t pop through one of the slanted sides. In the end it turned out OK. To keep the rustic look, I simply used some dowel stubs for drawer handles. This is finished in lacquer.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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degoose

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#1 posted 1588 days ago

That is very cool… nice use of a bit of pruning…

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deon

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#2 posted 1588 days ago

You never fail to astound sir. Exelent work as allways

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widdle

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#3 posted 1588 days ago

Crazy good..

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#4 posted 1587 days ago

Love it! Fantastic idea.
Put another bit of pruning on for the pulls on the next one.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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LarryfromIdaho

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#5 posted 1577 days ago

where was the bandsaw entered?

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FloridaArt

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#6 posted 1577 days ago

Yes, the entry point for the band saw was the lower right. I followed the grain lines so it is almost invisible.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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