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Project by jockmike2 posted 2428 days ago 1941 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tried my hand at a bandsaw box, no pattern, just took a walnut log out of the pile and started cutting it up on the craftsman bandsaw. It was’nt that easy. I made a lot of mistakes, hence the dark stain. No missing fingers or cuts so I’m learning something. Used brass screw in buttons for the door handles. 3or4 coats of shellac to give it a shine and a good cover. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -





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TreeBones

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#1 posted 2428 days ago

Very cool. I’ve always wanted to try one of these but have been a little intimated by all the nice ones i see.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#2 posted 2428 days ago

Mike.. this is wonderful. I love the look of the wood (fantastic picture by the way).
Well done. Well done. Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 2428 days ago

I’m like Ron, I’ve always been too intimidated to try, but since the old lathe took a whiz I have to think of other ways to burn the time. I even have a nice kiln for clay my brother is donating to the cause. His mother in law used to run a shop in Flint,MI. and like everyone in Flint she was murdered 2 years ago and she sold clay or porcelain objects and leather coats and other leather goods from her shop (you can guess what kind of group that drew in Flint) anyway my younger bro at xmas said he would get it for me and he said its quite large. So watch out Dan I’m on your turf now. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2428 days ago

Great job for first try. I wouldn’t know where to even start one of these.

You’ll have to start a Claykilnjocks website next. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Chip

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#5 posted 2428 days ago

Great stuff Mike. Way to jump in there and go for it. Very, very nice. I agree with Deb that the photos are nice too.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2428 days ago

You are all too kind. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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pat sherman

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#7 posted 2428 days ago

nevr tried one of those. i use tung oil on black walnut gives it a real good look.looks good tho.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#8 posted 2428 days ago

jockmike2

Well done on your first bandsawn box. If you are looking for inspiration here are a number of great examples ~
Visiting Artist.

You may also find benefit in accessing the free bandsawn box plans and Pocket Guide on my site, Free Bandsawn Box Plans

Good Health

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2428 days ago

hey Tony.. both of these links go to this projects posting… (or maybe my computer is stuck)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 2428 days ago

Nice box…good to hear about your fingers!

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gbvinc

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#11 posted 2428 days ago

Great first box Mike! Fun to make, aren’t they?

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 2428 days ago

Oh yea, and fun to come out with all 9 fingers, 10 fingers?. How many was that again? Thanks Tony and Deb, I think, I’ll check out the site anywho. Thanks everyone for taking a look. like I said you’re all too kind . mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#13 posted 2428 days ago

Mike Great Job. I’m going out to the shop and make a bandsawn box. Great job.

You got me pumped up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Copperjock

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#14 posted 2428 days ago

The natural form of the walnut log is very nice. I can see this by the fireplace holding matchsticks… (as long as you’re careful not to throw it into the fire.) Good work.

-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!

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Jiri Parkman

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#15 posted 2428 days ago

Mike, this is nice box. I’m planing to do something similar but simpler for the 1th time.

-- Jiri

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