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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 2378 days ago 2318 views 1 time favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s a little early for Sweethearts Day, but everyday is Sweethearts Day at our house.

Maybe I can even S-t-r-e-t-c-h this one out to be her anniversary gift, 57 years at the end of March,

but that may be stretching things a little to far. LOL

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As I previously said in my blog series, I’ve never made a bandsaw box before, there’s a step by step

explanation of this project.

What turned me toward this, was an article in the latest issue of “Woodworkers Journal.”

Being that I have a nice new bandsaw, I thought this would be a way to get some practice,

& have some fun at the same time, entering this contest.

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I dreamed about a design for this box, & the next day I put it down on paper. It’s always fun connecting curves

with French curves. It all came together just as I’d dreamed, very little erasing.

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The material for this came from a Burly Maple tree in our local city park. I had my eye on that tree for many years,

& one day I saw that they were cutting it down. The first thing the next morning I was at the park office,

asking for some of the wood. They were kind enough to haul a truck load to my house, instead of to the dump.

I split it into blocks, & painted the ends of it with my special end sealer, “Carpenters glue”, & stacked them on

a shelf in my shop. I think they’ve been there for over 10 years, & with very little checking.

I had used some of it for some green turning, but I still have some left yet.

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The drawer pulls are carved from the same material.

This box can be displayed in two directions.

The dimensions are, Height = 8” Width = 7” Depth = 4”.

As explained in my BLOG, I used purified Linseed Oil, & Beeswax mixed 50/50 for a rubbed in finish.

-- -** 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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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2378 days ago

very sweet projetc Dick. Beautiful idea

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Don

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#2 posted 2377 days ago

Dick, as well as being an artist, craftsman and romantic, you are a fine woodworker. Well done! Best wishes on your comp entry and congratulations on your upcoming 57th anniversary. I thought I was doing fairly well with 45 coming up.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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TomFran

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#3 posted 2377 days ago

Very creative design, Dick. You’ve done a wonderful job!

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

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GaryK

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#4 posted 2377 days ago

57 years, Holy cow! I just got past 10 years, I can’t imagine.

Great box, Dick!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 2377 days ago

Dick

Welcome to bandsawn box making which by now you’ve discovered are fun to make!

You’ve done an excellent job with your first box, when can we see more?

Good Health
Tony Ward

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2377 days ago

Thank you, Dan

Thank you, Canuckdon

Thank you, Tom

Thank you, Gary

Thank you, Tony

-- -** 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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Les Hastings

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#7 posted 2377 days ago

Dick, To bad she had to wait 57 years for it :o) Great job, great box!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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rikkor

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#8 posted 2377 days ago

Dick and bride—Congratulations on 57 years, and she’s still your sweetheart. That is so wonderful. Nice box, too.

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2377 days ago

Dick this is a great project. I really like the finish you put on this piece. This is certainly a case of “thinking outside of the box”.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 2377 days ago

Thanks Guys, that why it’s lasting so long, she’s always waiting for me. 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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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2377 days ago

The purified linseed oil is kind of expensive, but I save money on Beeswax.

I buy wax toilet bowl rings for $1.00. 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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#12 posted 2377 days ago

“Everyday is sweethearts day” You keep up that kind of thinking and you ‘ll end up married another 57 years! Great box!

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gene

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#13 posted 2377 days ago

Dick, You did a wonderful job! Your wife has to really be proud of it.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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hap

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#14 posted 2377 days ago

fine work dick.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#15 posted 2377 days ago

Very nice box. Band saw boxes always amaze me , and that is a good one. And 57 years were you married the day you guys were born??!!

-- Woodworking is Life. Anything before or after is just waiting.--S. McQueen sort of

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