not your typical bandsaw boxes

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Project by Jim Sellers posted 03-16-2012 01:34 PM 8551 views 15 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I stole the idea for these from pictures I found online. I’d give the designer credit if I could find my way back to the web page. They were originally designed and built as furniture for kids room. I just thought they would make cool jewelry boxes. Free handed the shapes since I had no patterns or drawings. The curved boxes were cut from poplar. Not my first choice of wood but the best I had at the time. I was trying to stain one white without hiding the grain so I found a can of oil based gloss white paint. Applied, wiped, sanded, and repeated. And repeated again. (Y’know I don’t think poplar was made to be stained or tinted). It’s got kind of an antique look so let’s just say i planned it that way.The bottom was made from a rough sawn plank of what I thought was mahogany or cherry until i started planing and cutting on it. Man that was the hardest and most dense wood I have ever seen. The closest thing i compared it to at woodcraft was brazilian cherry. but I’m really not sure what type of wood it is. Not pictured are my first ever dovetail joints on the drawer boxes. Tried cutting them with table saw, then router and jig, ended up cutting them by hand. Only way to go on something that small. The tall one measures 13 1/2×5 1/2×6. The other is 16” wide x 12” x 6.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 01:58 PM

Most excellent work!

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 02:03 PM

Pretty sweet boxes there Jim. I love the idea of bandsaw boxes. I got a Craftsman bandsaw a year ago and haven’t really done much with it. Gonna have to get it tuned up!

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 02:43 PM

That is very cool.

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 02:44 PM

Really nice looking boxes, Jim. Excellent work.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 03:45 PM

Nice design, different is a good thing!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 04:56 PM

very cool boxes. i’ve seen the furniture you mentioned, but can’t remember his name either.

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#7 posted 03-16-2012 07:56 PM

oh yes, yes and yesss. luv em…....... OH, and congrats on the top-3 very kool

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

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#8 posted 03-16-2012 08:24 PM

Great looking boxes.
Here’s the website

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#9 posted 03-16-2012 11:24 PM

Yes the man you are trying to give credit to is Judson Beaumont, Straight line Design.

-- All in or give in.

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#10 posted 03-17-2012 12:22 AM

I am thinkin Alice in Wonderland. NICE!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#11 posted 03-17-2012 12:41 AM

Thanks for all your compliments. And to emtwoodworker and jtobs, after extensive googling, askdot coming, and searching, you’re right about Judson Beaumont and straight line designs (cool site). He did the cindy dresser (the tall sassy one) But the white one sitting on her but was designed by Vincent Lemans
It’s his take on the painting by Eduard Manets’ ‘Olympia” ( a prostitute laying on the bed nude) I left out the red flower in her hair. Let’s don’t tell the kids.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#12 posted 03-17-2012 02:35 AM

These are fantastic…
Great job!

Thanks for posting.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#13 posted 03-17-2012 12:39 PM

That’s cool, I like it.

-- Have a great day.

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