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Project by FloridaArt posted 916 days ago 2374 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

January, 2012—Remember the Jetsons? It was one of my favorite shows as a kid. I had this idea to make an odd band saw box with a pedestal base and 3-D curves. As I started doodling on my pine glue-up blank, an object harking back to some kind of Jetsons-like TV set emerged. I decided to go with it.

The few people who have seen it so far say, profoundly, “It looks like a TV from the Jetsons!” So I guess the design works from that point of view.

This is pine with a walnut handle and a walnut base, covered in multiple coats of water-base poly, brushed on. The last photo includes a book, for scale.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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degoose

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#1 posted 916 days ago

Really out there…

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#2 posted 916 days ago

A fun project good job Art.

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#3 posted 916 days ago

Very creative I like it

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Bufford

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#4 posted 916 days ago

Very nice, I like the lines in it.

-- Upstate South Carolina Woodworker

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 916 days ago

Another creatively inventive box here Art.

One question: Is it a bit top heavy? I’m wondering if you pull the drawer open with a little weight in it, might it tip? Just wondering.

I like it!

-- 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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Trev_Batstone

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#6 posted 915 days ago

Yep, it does look a little space-age, and nice eye-catching design. Another beauty!

-- LIVE, LAUGH, CUT WOOD.

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alfa189

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#7 posted 915 days ago

I’m such an idiot. I saw your book (I’ll call it “strategic product placement”) and a subliminal part of my brain said, “Hey! What a great book! I wonder how much it is on Amazon?” So I went to Amazon, bought it, plus two other books on cool projects. $65 later, I am cursing you, and your Jetson’s box! Haahaahaa…

Seriously tho, I LOVE bandsaw boxes, and this one is just awesome. Great work bro…

-- "It's not a mistake. It's a design feature."

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NormG

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#8 posted 915 days ago

Nice box, I thought of the Jetson’s also

-- Norman

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jaykaypur

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#9 posted 915 days ago

Very nice. The last pic really does it justice. Beautiful finishing job.

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

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#10 posted 915 days ago

Well done,Art, you are headed in the right direction,

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#11 posted 914 days ago

Really neat box, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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