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Project by Maxx posted 10-21-2010 02:38 AM 1655 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and I are taking Tae Kwon Do together. This is new for him and I’m back from a 25+ year hiatus. We recently tested for our next belt level – him yellow, me blue. As part of my testing, I was required to break pine boards. So there I am…with 3 pine boards, broken roughly in half. Most people would toss ‘em on the fire. But most people aren’t Lumberjocks!
I laminated the 6 pieces together, and cut the stack to the size of the smallest piece. This is a very basic band saw box – I did leave a divider in the drawer – and I had fun making the handle. I flocked it in blue – since it was my blue belt testing…and I had all of the black belts in the class sign the bottom of it. Now, it belongs to my son. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 02:43 AM

Nice box. Really good story to go along with it. Tae Kwon Do with your son-priceless. Congratulations.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 09:33 AM

Nice box and nice design

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 11:00 AM

Keep it up and some day we’ll have to call you “sensei”.

Nice use of the demonstration boards. “Waste not, want not.”

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 11:51 AM

Very cool! Nice save and congrats at being back in the arts!

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

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#5 posted 10-21-2010 01:45 PM

Great re-use of wood to make a trophy case for your belts.

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

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#6 posted 10-21-2010 02:10 PM

that is a great idea.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 10-21-2010 06:37 PM

My son and I are also in TKD. We are yellow belts and I also now have some broken pine :-) This is a great idea and I just may do the same thing – of course, we need to break some more wood first!

-- Family, Friends, Jiu Jitsu, Woodworking. Order varies daily!

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 05:13 PM

I love it! I am looking up at my certificate that states I got my black belt in TKD back in ‘93. Great use of all that lumber that one goes thru at a belt test. When you get your black belt, you’ll have to figure a use for the concrete!

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#9 posted 10-23-2010 08:35 AM


I am not into TKD, but I reckon if your sport enables you to produce such nice looking boxes, then go for it!

Will your son join you in the fun of making bandsawn boxes?

Tony Ward

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#10 posted 10-25-2010 12:25 AM

Rick – I already had someone ask about that!
Tony – my son is only 10 and he doesn’t like the noise and isn’t comfortable around the tools…yet. Once he is, I’m hoping we’ll have that in common, too.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#11 posted 10-26-2010 01:18 AM


-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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