Small Spalted Red Alder Bandsawn Box

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Project by Blake posted 2507 days ago 1776 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made with spalted red alder from a tree which fell on my property. I used a router to hollow the inside. The wood was also filled with worm holes, which I think are great.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 2507 days ago

Another cool little box. What are it’s demensions?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2507 days ago

I don’t like this one so much… Just kiddin’!! Very nice. More alder from your property?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#3 posted 2507 days ago

Yet another nice small box – nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 2507 days ago

love it!!!
Natural wood with all its characteristics and signs of life experiences.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2507 days ago

B e a u tiful!! (as Jim Carrey would say) Great work. Very artful.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#6 posted 2506 days ago

This box, though simple, was one of my favorites. If you could hold it you would know why. It just fits so well in the hand, has nice rounded over corners, seems well balanced, the lid closes accurately, and the alder polishes up very smoothly yet you can still feel the voids and worm wholes. It is almost nicer to touch than to look at. But this taught me to be more conscience of how all our senses perceive and enjoy a piece. I will incorporate these elements into future projects.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2506 days ago

Really nice, I like the rounded corners a lot. And the wood is to die for. Just make sure and have good dust collection and a mask on while making dust with spalted wood.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 2506 days ago

The wood is amazing! Nice box too ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 2506 days ago

I love this box.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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