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Spalted hackberry bandsaw box from tree branch

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Project by Blackie_ posted 06-25-2012 01:43 AM 2055 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my latest boxes made from my spalted hackberry stock pile, this box came from the part of the tree where the limb branches off from the main trunk I just turned into a box, it has 5 drawers with one hidden making 6 drawers.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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Donna Menke

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 01:57 AM

The grain where the branches joins is so kool. I do have a preference for rounded corners though, and that area at the top makes it look top-heavy. Lordy- hope you wanted criticism. . . I just cannot help myself!

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 02:07 AM

Wow, that is so cool! Great bandsaw box!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....................JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 02:16 AM

Donna, it’s as rounded as it gets :) well as much as I wanted anyway I wanted to keep the Integrity of the face as much as possible. Not top heavy either, very stable, actually there’s not that much wood up top it’s just appears there is, I have that top opening with in a 1/4” from breaking out of the slop on the top part of that box.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

#4 posted 06-25-2012 02:27 AM

Very nice job on this great wood also. Nice job on glueing the back on. If I am wrong sorry.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 06-25-2012 02:33 AM

Nope Dennis you are spot on and thanks :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#6 posted 06-25-2012 02:34 AM

Wow! That is super wild, and super kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Hawaiilad

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#7 posted 06-25-2012 05:10 AM

I think we all have that one or two pieces of wood laying around we are waiting to find the just right project for….well you did a wonderful job on this box. I really like it. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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WoodSpanker

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#8 posted 06-25-2012 07:10 AM

That is positively stunning! It is rare to see such a beautiful wood. Magnificent.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 06-25-2012 11:32 AM

Thanks for comments and viewing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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FloridaArt

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#10 posted 06-25-2012 12:50 PM

Very unusual. Incredible grain pattern.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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IndianJoe

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#11 posted 06-25-2012 01:36 PM

Like it looks like a bird on it in the grain and yes some thing can look bigger or off set in a pic. so to lighting or the angel it is taken at I’m no pro at taken pic,s but that is what a friend sad to me one time .
Nice work

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 06-25-2012 01:57 PM

Donna looking at it more, I think I need to consider what you’re saying about the edges, yea I guess the edges could have been a bit more rounded, I was taken off box making for a good three months doing my mom/dads kitchen cabinet job so a bit slow getting back into the groove :) .

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 06-26-2012 01:35 AM

I like that a lot! I’m amazed that you don’t have more cracks and checking in that end grain. How did you manage that? The end grain on my spalted hackberry is not that user friendly (looks good today, lots of fractures tomorrow).

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

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 06-26-2012 02:13 AM

Andy I’m no expert on woods, mositure and cracking, still in the learning stage but this piece looking and felt also working it surely seemed dry, Normally wood with mositure in it has cracked apart being in my ACed shop and I think that’s due to the AC unit drawing mosture out drying them to quickly, I did however add CA to the large crack that’s present and it’s not cracked any further.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 06-26-2012 03:19 AM

Yep, I love that thick formula Titebond Instant. It stops existing cracks but new ones happen in my world. I’m thinking my wood is not as dry as yours when I work it.

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

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