Redwood Bandsaw Box

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Project by PocketHole69 posted 06-05-2011 01:38 AM 2373 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife took the baby to a birthday party today so I finally had a chance to go out in to the garage and make something. Hard to believe its been 4 months since I set foot out there, but I haven’t built a single thing since my son was born in Jan of this year.

I picked up a redwood turning blank for $10 at the local wood yard and went to sawing. It’s just a run of the mill bandsaw box but I like how it turned out. The total time spent so far is about 2 hours including glue ups.

I tapered the sides for some interest, but I have no idea of the angle- I just tilted the table on the bandsaw to where I thought it was visually pleasing. I used the tapers I cut off the original hunk of wood as shims for when I glued it back up and everything turned out nice and straight.

I’ve put a couple coats of tung oil on it so far- I’ll let it cure overnight and then hit it up with some 000 steel wool and add a couple more tomorrow to finish it up.

This was more of a time waster and just an excuse to get in to the shop but it turned out so nice I might give it away at the next birthday opportunity that pops up :)

-- Jason, Atlanta, GA

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 02:33 AM

Very nice… I like it. I may want to copy your pattern if it’s ok.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 02:36 AM

Very well done for a quickie : ) Beautiful wood !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 03:23 AM

Great box, the wood, the grain and the color are terrific, nice work Jason.

-- Tom D

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 04:29 AM

saweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet lookin box.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 08:43 AM

seems like a really nice chunk of wood for 10 bux, made a great box!

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 12:46 PM

Very Nice!! I really like the grain in the wood, again Nice.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 04:21 PM

The figure is outstanding as is the design of the box. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 06-06-2011 12:05 AM

This is a box that stimulates visually.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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