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Project by Blackie_ posted 11-10-2011 03:14 PM 1964 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This motorcycle wrapped in flames box is an original design it is made from spalted hackberry, with a V-Twin walnut pull handle. Measurements are 5” H x 11” W x 3” D

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 11-10-2011 03:18 PM

Hey, that’s a sweet one!! You must have a lot of hackberry. I have never seen any in Michigan!...........Jim

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

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 11-10-2011 03:59 PM

Thanks Jim, from what I understand Hackberry can be found through the northern states as well, not sure about Michigan but I know it’s found in both north and south Dakota as well as New York. Down here in the south it’s mostly shunned upon as they are nothing but a trash tree and make a mess with their berries. They also require a good bit of water and don’t last long, they grow between 40 – 80 feet.

This particular tree was rotten standing tall in one of our family cemeteries riddled with worm holes, so once it’s all gone I’ll have to look else where, I also have some red bud that I have spalting I’m hoping it will be ready by summer.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 11-10-2011 04:04 PM

Good looking band-saw box!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Donna Menke

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#4 posted 11-10-2011 04:59 PM

Good fit for the drawer, and nice finish.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 11-10-2011 08:41 PM

Very clever. I like the way you incorporated the drawer pull into the design as the V-twin engine. Reminds me of the Nittany Lion bandsaw box I did where I used the ear of the Nittany Lion as the drawer pull.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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TonyWard

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#6 posted 11-10-2011 10:50 PM

Well done, you’ve got the creative juices working well!

If the entry point, for the bandsaw blade was along the grain, then the entry point would not be so apparent. With this work it could be either from the left or the right, I would select the darkest piece of grain and at a point to coincide with the bottom of the drawer blank.

Just my contribution, hope it helps?

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

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 11-10-2011 11:01 PM

I agree with Tony on the entry point of the cut. I think the darker section to the left of the front wheel, near the top of the wheel would’ve been a good spot since it would hide well, and you would have a reasonable angle of attack. This also provides for a stronger glue joint since you’re not gluing end-grain as is the case with the current cut coming from the bottom of the box. I made the entry cut that way on the box I mentioned above.

In looking at this again, I like how the grain in the wood makes it look a bit like the bike is in a wind tunnel.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 11-11-2011 01:26 AM

Thanks for the help and ideas, great teachers among us. :) Thanks Tony and Jonathan.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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