Spalted Maple Bandsaw Box 2

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Project by PocketHole69 posted 06-12-2011 07:49 PM 2670 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With a new baby it seems like all I have time for these days are these fun but simple bandsaw boxes that only take a couple hours in the shop to complete.

This one is made from a spalted maple turning blank. After cutting the pieces and doing the glueup I evened it up and shaped it with my belt sander. Then I rounded all the edges over with my palm router. After final sanding using my random orbital sander down to 220 I finished it in 3 coats of wiping varnish to give it some shine, buffing with 000 steel wool between coats.

The finishing of this box turned out better than any other I’ve done so far and I think I’m starting to get the hang of it- there is a nice even shine on the whole thing.

I finished the inside with felt, put some felt feet on the bottom along with my brand, and gave it to my wife. She loves it so the project was a success.

-- Jason, Atlanta, GA

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#1 posted 06-12-2011 08:22 PM

Very nice. I really like the stock you used. The spalting “wraps” the piece for a pleasing effect.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 08:56 PM

Nice spalted box. I love the pattern that mother nature provides!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 04:23 AM

Very nice indeed, love the final product, thanks for showing BC

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#4 posted 06-13-2011 05:33 AM

I bet she enjoy it for a long time

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#5 posted 05-18-2012 11:22 PM

really nice piece of wood. that made a nice box with a purpose. what did you do with the middle piece?

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#6 posted 07-08-2016 10:31 PM

Nice box, but I have to ask what type of lid is on the box and is it hinged or is it a lift off lid

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#7 posted 07-09-2016 07:39 PM

This is a real beauty and I love the wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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