Cedar-Sycamore BS box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 03-15-2012 01:11 AM 1563 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 6’’ square block of cedar with a 5’’ round sycamore box/lid. The sycamore box is 3’’ in height. I’m sure there is another design like this but I thought this one up myself from start to finish and that may be the problem. LOL

This went from log to box all on the band saw. Wish I had taken more pics ‘cause I struggled mightily with this and I’m still not totally happy with it. Burnt up/ dulled up/ bucked up the blade about 3/4ths the way through cutting the center of the cedar out. But it is what it is and I made it!

The cedar has Howards Feed-n-Wax applied and I left the syacamore unfinished. I like the contrast between the two woods.

Hopefully someone will like it. Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 03-15-2012 01:21 AM

That’s a cool box. I like it a lot.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 03-15-2012 02:19 AM

I like this box as it is unlike the rest that I have seen. I love the cedar especially in pic #5. Good job.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#3 posted 03-15-2012 03:02 AM


I, too, like the color contrast between the two woods.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 03-15-2012 04:50 AM

This is honest thinking and shows a real creative bent. The finial is a nice touch with a practical use.

When I get a new idea for making a box, I often craft five or six boxes in a series refining the idea with each one … but I sell all of them.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 03-15-2012 05:54 AM

I struggle with patientce on the bandsaw. I tend to force it. You did a nice job and it looks good.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

#6 posted 03-15-2012 07:44 AM

Lov it great job

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 10:25 AM

beautiful box! I have never seen one like it, love that red cedar.I like seeing the log you crafted it from.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 03-15-2012 11:54 AM

Looks great jaykaypur I think most important you are always trying new things in the woodshop. New designs and going for it…I think there’s a lot of real rewards we can all gain from sometimes just letting our creativity guide us.

Take care


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#9 posted 03-15-2012 10:32 PM

Nice little boxes

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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