Plethora of Bandsaw boxes cut from hackberry limbs

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Project by Blackie_ posted 03-02-2012 11:06 AM 5349 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These boxes were cut from yet another hackberry tree that fell out at our family cemetery these total of 8 boxes were cut from just two 16” long x 6 & 8” diameter limbs off of the main trunk, I than sliced them into in 4” sections thus I was able to make boxes from the limbs, since it wasn’t on the ground very long but it was already dead standing, it just finally got tired of standing. LOL, I’m not sure if the coloration is still considered spalted maybe someone that knows could please let me know, they vary in size and shapes a couple of them have my traditional hidden drawers in them and a couple with two drawers rest are single drawers.

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 11:54 AM

Nice work. Great choice of wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 12:05 PM

Your boxes are beautiful. Great work!!!

That is some nice spalting in that hackberry. I would love to get my hands on some of that. 8-)

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 12:50 PM

that’s some beautiful grained/spalted whatever wood. it makes awesome bs boxes

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

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 01:16 PM

Spalted or not they sure look Nice! I love the grain!
Your so lucky to find a tree that fell over because it was tired of standing up! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 01:43 PM

To fill the voids from the splitting, I made a wood paste using the sawdust that came from the boxes mixed with wood glue. Thanks all and for viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#6 posted 03-02-2012 02:30 PM

My lord, hackberry is gorgeous:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 01:57 AM

Yep, that is spalted hackberry. I have used some of this from my firewood pile but I never thought to use the limbs. That was inspired. Hackberry spalts really fast for some reason and is just plain white otherwise. Another great job Blackie. I haven’t done any bandsaw boxes for quite a while (too obsessed with wooden hinges!) but you are inspiring me to do some more.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 02:22 AM

Gfadvm, come next week Monday, I’ll be off the box making a a good while, starting on a big pay out job, doing a large kitchen cabinet job, Maple.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#9 posted 03-03-2012 02:47 AM

Very cool, every one of them

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#10 posted 03-04-2012 02:51 AM

These are very nice boxes and what a great idea to follow the line of the limbs

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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