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Purpleheart/Curly Maple Boxes

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Project by Grizzled_Buckeye posted 788 days ago 1400 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of bandsaw boxes made as belated Mother’s Day gifts for two of the most important Mom’s in my life; mine and my son’s. I made them using cut-offs from our purpleheart and curly maple table, and they were the first projects to come from my G0555LX 14” Deluxe Bandsaw from Grizzly. I wanted to try a couple of different blades, so I used a 1/2” 3TPI Timber Wolf blade to remove the outside waste and a 1/8” 14TPI Olson All Pro blade for the inside cuts. I smoothed my cuts using a Ridgid Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander. I hand-cut (kind of rough, but I hope to improve with practice) the insets at the base with a dove tail saw, smoothed with a rasp, card scrapers, and sandpaper. Finished with de-waxed shellac and Transtint Dark Vintage Maple, to pop the grain of the curly maple, and a General Finishes Arm-R-Seal topcoat. The knobs on the front piece were store-bought, because I needed to have it done by this weekend, when my Mom heads home from her visit. My wife hasn’t decided on the knobs for hers, yet, but she says she’s thinking about a strongly contrasting color, like deep blue (?!). Thanks for all the inspiration and information I’ve gotten from my fellow LumberJocks!

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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 788 days ago

Wow!! These are real eye catchers. They’re beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 788 days ago

Thanks, Charles! It’s neat how making them was challenging, yet simple, at the same time. I’d never made a bandsaw box (nor much else), before. But, after watching the Woodworking for Mere Mortals bandsaw box video, on Youtube, I decided to give it a try. It was all new to me, but I was blessed with few major screw-ups, and I must admit that I’m happy with the way they turned out. My advice to my fellow Newbs is to dive in (safely) and give it a try!

Cheers,
Kevin

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michiganmark

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#3 posted 788 days ago

Nice combination of woods…...even for a buckeye…lol

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Stevinmarin

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#4 posted 787 days ago

Beautiful! Love the contrast of the woods.

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majuvla

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#5 posted 787 days ago

Nice colours of woods,magnificant,nice shape.

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 781 days ago

Excellent workmanship Buckeye

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noob2wood

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#7 posted 731 days ago

These boxes look great, they are a perfect design for a mother’s day present or and gift for a lady in your life. I am thinking of starting to make some bandsaw boxes but do not know where to get the exotic woods. Does anyone have any ideas where to get some purple heart in small quantities near NC?

-- Measure once, cut twice..

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