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I found this chunk of walnut in the trash at work. I thought it was shaped nice for a box, so…...
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#1 posted 11-15-2011 03:07 AM
I really like the design of this. The way it stands. Looks like a minature piece of furniture. Good job!
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#2 posted 11-15-2011 03:19 AM
nice work… interesting shape. I agree with jaykaypur … looks like a dresser
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#3 posted 11-15-2011 04:00 AM
Nice job disguising your entry cut, going with the grain, instead of against it.
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#4 posted 11-15-2011 11:29 AM
Nice work. I always like to work with walnut.
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#5 posted 11-15-2011 01:18 PM
thanx everyone, walnut is one of my favorites. the shape was just screamin “turn me in to a box!!!” i took it out of the trash as is…..the only cuts i made was cutting the drawer out. its amazing what stuff they throw out at my job
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#6 posted 11-15-2011 01:30 PM
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#7 posted 11-15-2011 04:31 PM
cplant, it sounds like a potential opportunity to get some good scraps at no charge. You could possibly start an entire line of bandsaw boxes around that. Letting the scraps help dictate the shape of the boxes as you’ve done here would keep it interesting and hopefully lend a good amount of variation and uniqueness to each piece. Some people are also really into the salvaged, reused items as well.
#8 posted 11-16-2011 12:17 AM
i have already grabbed a few other chunks from the trash. i had a lot of fun making this and looking forward to more.
#9 posted 11-16-2011 12:38 AM
Now that you’ve made your first BS box, I’ll be curious to see what you come up with in the future, and how you put your salvaged scraps to good use.
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#10 posted 11-17-2011 03:29 AM
Nice box gypsy!! Very nice!
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