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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 1192 days ago 2045 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well today was a customer day.
Architect and his wife came round to discuss some furniture that they want me to make.
I’m quite looking forward to the challenge.

So I had this offcut of Wyche Elm laying around.
It was the remains of a fireplace mantle beam.
It is about 15”l x 12”h x 9”d
The total time to make was about an hour plus glue up.
I cut it out this morning and glued it up.
Once they had left I took it out of the clamps and started on the drawer.
The wood could be cal;led wet due to it’s size and started moving as I worked.
So the drawer was assembled using Norms few pin’s method.

It is finished with mineral oil with the usual wax and bits thrown into the mix.

I used to make these in South Africa from Railway Tie offcuts, kept me in pocket money.
I did the same style in a brick size, they were popular for keeping valubles in and as they were brick sized they were easy to conceal in the wall. :)

The style here was popular for storing guns in and as a footstool always at hand.
If anyone is interested I can post a Blog on the making. Although I think it is a fairly obvious build.

No tape measures, squares or the like were used or harmed in the making of this wee box.

I hope that it may inspire beginners with a band saw to have a go.

Cigar for my Friend Mads.

Jamie
In Darkest Scotland, although it was a lovely sunny day earlier.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 1192 days ago

Looks like my laser printer… o_o

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Napoleon

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#2 posted 1192 days ago

Jamie are you on drugs today ????

You are posting projeks like i am drinking coffe and that says a lot :D

Thats a great design for a little box,maybe i need to copy that ideer :)

Well done :)

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 1192 days ago

It’s for the remote control.

”He who holds the remote control Rules the World.” LoL

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 1192 days ago

Nice one, Jamie. I like the dual use, footstool and box. Must try this for short term storing of beer. One in the hand, two in the draw!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 1192 days ago

Martyn
I like your thinking.
A beer tap on the side. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 1192 days ago

I like the way you think Martyn ….lol

thankĀ“s for sharing this idea jamie :-)

take care
Dennis

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#7 posted 1192 days ago

cool box, a giant band saw box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jamie Speirs

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#8 posted 1192 days ago

Jimthank you. I’ve seen bandsaw boxes listed and never gave it a second thought.
Now I know what they were meaning.
I’ve a friend who makes this design with an axe, I will see if he has some pictures.
It is amazing to watch him work
jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#9 posted 1192 days ago

Very interesting design and build. I like it! Great looking wood…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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swirt

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#10 posted 1192 days ago

Nice. I like this beer footstool a lot. ;)

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

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lanwater

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#11 posted 1192 days ago

Nice box Jamie. You are on the roll. one project a day.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 1192 days ago

Jamie,

Great looking stool and box. Only that’s the wrong type cup for a pint of Guinness! You’ve got to get yourself a bigger mug… LOL I’ve seen Scottland, but haven’t had the pleasure of visiting yet. When I had a chance to visit friends in N. Ireland we went to the Giant’s Causeway and in the distance, the green hills of Scottland were on the horizon. All my life, I’ve tried to see what’s beyond the next hill or just over the horizon.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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learnin2do

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#13 posted 1191 days ago

...no, THAT is amazing

-- christine

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#14 posted 1191 days ago

Hi Jamie,
Thank you for the cigar! I smile all over the face my friend.
I also agree, coffee in Guiness, no way… lol.
(I almost missed this post).
I love the little box, usually I do not like bandsaw boxes at all, but this one takes it to a new level.
It has weight, dual use and it shows the wood in a beautiful way.
I would like to see a blog one day on this.
The best of my thoughts and a wish for a wonderful easter,
Mads

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

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stefang

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#15 posted 1184 days ago

A great looking box/stool Jamie and a unique design. I especially liked what you did with the top.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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