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Project by PaBull posted 09-08-2010 01:37 AM 3643 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I made a band saw box for one daughter (see widget below), I decided to make an other box for one of my other daughters (got 8 daughters) from the same log. (we still do not know what wood it is) . It came from the firewood pile of a friends house in anta Rosa, Ca, in the back yard. We stopped by there on the way to he Redwoods for a night with campfire and marshmallows.

The rock pull was an other souvenir from the same vacation, it came from the Eel River, just north of San Francisco, Ca.

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Thanks for looking,

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 09-08-2010 01:52 AM

Nice job. Did you add any color to the box? The grain looks like quilted Redwood or quilted Western Maple. I have had both that I picked up in Hiouchi, CA. We visit there in the motorhome quite a bit.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 01:57 AM

Thanks Odie, the wood is too heavy for redwood. There is no stain, only tung oil and polyurethane used. The location is close; is was on a firewood pile in Santa Rosa, Ca.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 02:32 AM

Nice box. That is real pretty wood, too.
How did you get the square corners? Did you cut the top and bottom off and glue them back together?

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

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#4 posted 09-08-2010 02:48 AM

That looks nice, the stone is a great accent piece.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 09-08-2010 04:51 AM

Thanks for your comments.

Yes Jim, cut top and bottom, etc. The only problem is having to accommodate for the saw-cut-width when you put it all together again.

Thanks Ctl. The stone too got a lick of polyurethane.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 09-08-2010 12:56 PM

Really nice box, I like that you keept the box so natural, it brings more sence to the bandsaw box idea for me.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 09-08-2010 02:06 PM

I really like that natural look box. How does one dry a log properly w/o splitting, as to render a cuttable project?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 09-08-2010 04:13 PM

Thanks MaFe, natural is the word.

Bradford, the drying was a complex process of grabbing it of someone else’s firewood pile. It had very little splits.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#9 posted 09-08-2010 06:54 PM

What a great use of a natural piece. It is absolutley eye catching. Beautiful finish.

-- Stephen, West Virginia

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#10 posted 08-02-2013 11:38 AM

Nice bs box from a piece o log.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 08-04-2013 11:00 PM

Thanks Roger, it is one of my daughters favorites.

Stephen, its fron trash, firewood, to treasure.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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