Red Ash Bandsaw Box

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Project by Blackie_ posted 07-13-2012 11:52 AM 1770 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another 3 drawer with hidden drawer bandsaw box, 4 drawers total I made this one from what I believe to be Red Ash, This wood I picked up from neighborhood curb side during limb pickup, this block was part of the wood that I had spalted but let it stay a bit to long under plastic so the wood became very porous and soft but I managed to work it with minor repairs, one of the drawers had actually broke in half due to decay so I had a chunck from a previous project that I was able to make a new drawer out of I just resliced the front off and reglued it onto the new drawer. measurements are 8” x 4” x 3”

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-13-2012 12:30 PM

Nice job on that one Randy!! It is always nice to create something as beautiful as that box from discarded wood. You never know what is in it until you cut it open! It is like getting a prize in a cracker jack box when you were a kid!. I just love your secret drawers! I’ll have to learn to do that!!.....................Jim

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

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 02:22 PM

Nice box. And you made this from a downed tree and on your bandsaw? Man… If you like Maple we had all kinds of wood about two weeks ago. We had three big pieces fall out in a storm. Using that wood for anything never occurred to me. We shipped it out of here and even tried giving some of it away. Only one person took us up and that was for firewood.
I really like your pieces. Very creative.

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 02:36 PM

Thanks Angie, you’d be surprised and what kinds of woods you have around your area that you can use for your projects, I have a chain saw and anytime I get the chance I’ll cut my wood, saves me overhead cost and I would have loved got my hands on some maple you should start looking into that. Have a friend with a chainsaw? Have him come over and cut some for you. Take a look through my projects and you’ll see some spalted hackberry that I cut myself.

-- 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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#4 posted 07-13-2012 07:43 PM

Another nice box Randy. I like the way you hid the cuts into the drawers. I hate it when one of the drawers breaks like that. I did a shell box a couple weeks ago and while sanding a chunk just fell in from the top of the box. I sat is aside wondering if the wife would like this box since I knew I couldn’t sell it. Had a friend come over the other day, they saw the box and fell in love with it just the way it is. Still have to finish sanding and add a finish, but I have now sold it….you just never know what customer will like.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 07-14-2012 01:28 AM

That wood looks like it had some really punky areas. I know that wasn’t fun to work with but you made it work. Red ash? Once again you have introduced me to a new wood. Our ash looks like bleached oak. The next time I’m in Austin, I am going to look at all their trees!

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

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#6 posted 07-15-2012 12:54 AM

That is a bad Ash box Randy. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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