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Owl Bandsaw Box

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Project by Blakep posted 07-25-2011 02:42 PM 3049 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Owl Bandsaw box and put it in my booth saturday at the vendors mall. I did the owl because for some reason women are in love with the owl patterns right now. It has a few flaws and I already have some upgrades in mind for the next one (mainly something on the feet to pull them out with instead of a push hole in the back which this one has). It shocked me at how much people liked it. I put it in the booth saturday morning and by last night I already have three orders for one. This one is made out of Maple with Walnut trim pieces. Two orders are for one just like this and one is for one that is painted and distressed so it will probably be made out of pine since it will be painted. I hate wasting good wood with paint but I will build what the customer wants. It just amazed me that something this simple would sell so well.





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SSMDad

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 03:47 PM

Terrific little box. I’m rather fond of owls too but have been my entire life.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 04:04 PM

Thanks SSMDad. I don’t have a problem with owls, it just seems to be the big thing right now. All birds seem to be big right now but owls are definitely the biggest. I also wish I could come up with some design for another drawer between the eyes and the feet. There is a lot of solid wood left there.

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 07:55 PM

terrific idea!!! thanks for posting

-- Uwe

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#4 posted 07-25-2011 08:06 PM

That is a super cool bandsaw box!!

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

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#5 posted 07-25-2011 08:58 PM

Thanks guys. Hopefully I can finish and post the new version of it in a few days.

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#6 posted 07-26-2011 02:55 AM

Hey good time to make my first post …. I love the box (secret owl lover shhhhhh dont tell the wife) so i decided to see what what i could come up with to solve the open space problem … i hit sketch up and this is what i came up with (its just a simple form nothing precise just a concept) http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=fc1054e0e662bc392c25a849d86730d2&prevstart=0
i just couldnt think of any type of drawer pulls for the feet or wings …. maybe talons on the feet?

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Blakep

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#7 posted 07-26-2011 02:55 PM

Thanks gonecrazy. I think I know what I’m going to do for pulls on the feet and thanks for your ideal on the wings. I think I’m going to use it with some minor changes. Keep checking cause I hope to build and post an updated one by this weekend. By the way welcome to lumber jocks and I’m honored to have your first post on one of my projects. I haven’t really figured scetchup out yet so I’m still working off of trial and error haha

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#8 posted 07-27-2011 12:16 AM

Blake, What a great small box. Congrats on the orders. I’ll keep an eye out for version 2.0

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 07-27-2011 12:30 AM

Well done, heres to seeing more of your bandsawn boxes on LJs.

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

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Blakep

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#10 posted 07-27-2011 12:57 AM

clieb91, thanks. I have several upgrades that I am going to try and homefully the final version will have more drawers, some pulls on the feet, and a little more walnut to darken it up a bit.

Tony, thanks. I’m honored to have you coment on one of my projects. Your work is absolutely amazing.

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