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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 861 days ago 3029 views 34 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bandsaw box was made from spalted beech but not in the usual way you would think of for a bandsaw box. Instead of a drawer, this one had a lid with an integral hinge. It is finished with clear matte spray.
It is a gift for my wife so don’t tell her you saw it yet. It reminds me of a loaf of cinnamon bread!

The last shot is the box with an obelisk I made from the piece I cut out of the center-too nice to throw away!

This is the first time I attempted to make a hidden hinge in this manner and it worked slick so I posted a blog on the process: http://lumberjocks.com/Slovenian/blog/26921

It just feels so good to work on a piece of wood like this!!!!!!!!!!
I have one more block,too.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 861 days ago

Very cool Jim great wood super technique and finished box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#2 posted 861 days ago

Love the spalted beech.. really neat execution… all the lines line up… well done.. off to read the blog on the hinges..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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TonyWard

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#3 posted 861 days ago

Jim

Very Nice, great use of a special piece of timber. Thank you for the blog.

Lidded boxes are always popular and there are only a few limits as to what a bandsawn box may be!

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

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ShopTinker

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#4 posted 861 days ago

Beautiful box Jim. I’m sure your wife was very happy with it.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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jaykaypur

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#5 posted 861 days ago

This is so well done it almost looks like stone work. Very nice work indeed,

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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skips

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#6 posted 861 days ago

Beautiful box..

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 861 days ago

Excellent choice of wood Jim & great job on the box.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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jumbojack

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#8 posted 861 days ago

The wood is CRAZY beautiful! The box unique. Love the hinge. WOW does not quite cover my opinion of these projects, but I can’t come up with anything else. WOW!

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#9 posted 861 days ago

Wow. This is great. I like the technique and the wood!

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#10 posted 860 days ago

Great looking box. Gotta go learn about the hinges. Fine wood for the wife. Thanks for the post and blog.

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kiefer

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#11 posted 860 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful boxes if I may call it that ,I have come across in my life !
It has everything from shape to character to excitement in the wood.
Fantastic design and execution and thanks for the blog which I enjoyed very much .

Thanks
Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#12 posted 860 days ago

Great box. I love the design (and will probably be copying it for my own box someday). Your hidden hinge mechanism sounds intriguing… I’ll have to read the blog.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#13 posted 860 days ago

That’s one great looking box the grain and finish are beautiful.

-- Tom D

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SisQMark

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#14 posted 860 days ago

Very, very nicely done! Great use of your treasured wood. Your hinge is top notch, I like it. Your wife will love it. Merry X-mas & happy holidays to you & yours.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#15 posted 860 days ago

Nice box Jim, like that spalted beech, you get a nice finish. Read your blog and must have a go at both the box and the obilisk, thanks for sharing how you do them. By the way, I picked up the offcuts of corian the other day and will add a picture with my next post.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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