Oak and Poplar Band Saw Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 09-14-2011 03:30 AM 2073 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

September, 2011—I had fun making this box. The curves are a little more expressive, with a little more flair than I am comfortable with. Always good to stretch a little bit out of the comfort zone. :-)

There are two slabs of poplar sandwiched between two oak boards. The poplar was donated by my good friend and neighbor Len L. He had left overs from a valence project. Notice the curve on the front face. The trick on the band saw is to be very careful not to cut all the way through the oak and into the poplar. If that happened, the front would have a kind of two-tone look. That might be desired in some cases, but that’s not what I wanted here.

The soda can in the last photo is for scale. In that same photo, notice how the grain pattern of the two poplar boards is not lined up where the white meets and olive. I had hoped to bring more symmetry, but the scraps I had to work with did not allow for it due to their small size.

The box was sanded to 220, and saturated with oil. The oak really soaks it up, so I had to buff it out several times. I am happy with how it turned out.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 06:13 AM

Wonderful job, looks great

-- Norman

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 01:43 PM

Looks good to me. Unique shape and vertical handles.

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 02:37 PM

another gr8 bandsaw box. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 02:41 PM

Well done, yes making bandsawn boxes are fun ~ this is a nice box

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