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Project by JVallario posted 06-21-2010 05:10 PM 1256 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t usually post my projects – shy I guess but I thought I owed something back after asking all those questions. This is my first box made with my 10” bandsaw. The box is walnut and the center section was supposed to be oak and walnut layered but my drawing was off and it ended up too small leaving a lip exposed on the bottom. Instead I used another block of walnut I had. I considered putting an accent strip in the top but reconsidered thinking it would take away from the look. It is approx. 9” wide X 8” long X 4 ¾ high. It was also the first time I used barrel hinges. Had to make mock up to get correct placement. Good thing they were going into walnut as another wood may have cracked during the installation.
The canoes were made from some redwood more to see if I could make something with the post size pcs I had – 1 was hogged out in the center and the other completely bandsawed. The drop was used to make a puzzle at my granddaughter’s request. I was surprised how much the kids liked the canoes. Go figure.

-- John





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dakremer

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#1 posted 06-21-2010 05:13 PM

cool box JV!! Keep posting! my projects arent that great either

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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JVallario

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#2 posted 06-21-2010 05:15 PM

Thanks – FYI the Grandkids stained the canoes themselves – the chips in the one on the left are my grandsons Wood people LOL.

-- John

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#3 posted 06-21-2010 05:18 PM

The box came out looking really nice.
And if you have made the grandkids happy… mission accomplished!

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#4 posted 06-21-2010 07:16 PM

Very nice work John

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#5 posted 06-21-2010 07:22 PM

That is a great looking box. Love the figuring on top.

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

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#6 posted 06-21-2010 09:50 PM

Nice work, should blog the canoes?

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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JVallario

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#7 posted 06-22-2010 04:23 PM

Hacksaw007 – Not sure what you mean by “Blog the Canoes” ?

-- John

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swirt

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#8 posted 06-22-2010 04:54 PM

He means do a blog post here about how you make the canoes. They are cute, and there are a lot of LJs on here with young kids who might like to follow your method. Me included.

The heart box looks great too. Don’t be shy. Those are some great looking projects.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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JVallario

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#9 posted 06-22-2010 06:55 PM

Oh – ok. I’m not any kind of expert on making them – just something I kind of thought up but sure I’ll put something together – probably call it “5 minute canoes” since that’s about how long they take to make. Mind you I have never “blogged” before.

-- John

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#10 posted 06-23-2010 05:00 PM

I added 2 drawings here for the cuts to make the canoe. I couldn’t attach them to the blog – hope this helps.

-- John

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swirt

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#11 posted 06-23-2010 05:32 PM

Yep that helps a bit. Here is the link to your blog post about the canoes.
http://lumberjocks.com/JVallario/blog/16420

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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JVallario

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#12 posted 06-23-2010 05:46 PM

Ok well if anyone has any questions feel free to let me know. I’m rather flattered anyone is interested in them.

-- John

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