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Mens valet box made from Cypress, made with a bandsaw :)

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Project by Blackie_ posted 08-08-2012 01:31 PM 1934 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wonder if I should still count these as bandsaw boxes. LOL

OK now that I have left over Cypress from the shelving project what should I do with it? I know I’ll make a mens valet box out of it. It was sanded to 600 and finished with one coat of tung oil and 3 coats of lacquer,This box measures 11 3/4” x 6” x 4”.

Thanks for 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-08-2012 01:34 PM

If it meets the criteria for bandsaw boxes, then it is. Yours are just better than everyone else. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-08-2012 01:53 PM

Well done looks good. A nice twist on a bandsaw box.

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

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#3 posted 08-08-2012 01:58 PM

Next step might be a bandsaw case?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 08-08-2012 02:18 PM

Randy,

Beautiful.

I’m wondering how you’re dealing with movement. The sides of the box and the drawers are cut with the grain of the wood going horizontal side to side whereas the bottoms of the top trays and the drawer bottoms have the grain running perpendicular. Looks like you’re setting up for problems there as the humidity changes in the environment.

Another question: Are the curved inside corners where the bottom of the top trays meet the dividers and end panels done as integral parts of the bottom panels, integral parts of the horizontal dividers / end panels, or separate pieces that are added after the other parts are assembled.

It is truly a sweet piece of work. I just hope the movement problem doesn’t rear it’s head and mess things up.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#5 posted 08-08-2012 02:25 PM

Herb, at this scale, and with dry wood, movement is not much of an issue.
Randy- this is a superb box. Maybe not a band saw box, but a box made with a band saw too. Doesn’t really matter, the way you are designing and executing these pieces is just wonderful.
When you amass a few extras you should try a farmers’ market or craft show where they don’t charge an arm and a leg, and see how they sell. Pricing is always a crap shoot, but I’ll bet you could sell these boxes.

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

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 08-08-2012 02:36 PM

Thanks Herb, I’m having a hard time trying to understand what you are asking but let me see if I can explain how the process is done maybe it might make better since and hopefully answer your questions, please let me know if it does.

I first laminate boards together forming a block to the thickness I’m looking for with end grains exposed, let it dry and cure, I then prep the block smoothing the edges, then I cut from another board 4 pieces two for the end panels and two for the sides (front and rear) then I first laminate the two end pieces let them dry and cure then re prep I then laminate the front panel on let it dry and cure leaving the back off, I then cut out the drawers so as to have the drawer openings accurate, then I reslice the front back off at the seam and then cut out the top trays re prep once again sanding and smoothing then I laminate both the front and back to the box creating the box.

The drawers are a solid block once I cut them out I do the same process I first slice off the front and read of the drawer then I cut the drawer out then re glue the front and back on creating the drawer. Hope that made since.

Randy

Thanks everyone.

-- 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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#7 posted 08-08-2012 03:21 PM

Another nice box. I always look forward to seeing your projects.

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HerbC

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#8 posted 08-08-2012 03:44 PM

Randy,

Sorry I was so confusing…

Your reply answered the questions I had regarding the curved inside corners much clearer than I asked.

I hope Donna is right regarding movement.

This is truly a nice box.

Thanks again for the response (and for the inspiration).

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 08-08-2012 04:04 PM

Thanks Donna, I will hit the craft shows eventually, just trying to get some boxes made, most of my previous boxes were all learning projects thus I’m just going to give them away as christmas gifts etc… I think I’m starting to get the hang of it now as for as apperance and finishing goes.

Thanks Angie

-- 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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#10 posted 08-08-2012 05:02 PM

Looks good, and useful too !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#11 posted 08-08-2012 05:43 PM

Randy that is nice

I also think you have a very marketable

product here and I mean upmarket

They are all of your portfolio, always

updating

jamie

I can see the Scottish influence. LoL

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Hawaiilad

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#12 posted 08-08-2012 07:40 PM

Ah yes, another lovely box. Randy, you are doing a great job on these boxes….no matter what you call them, they are still great boxes.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Roger

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#13 posted 08-08-2012 10:22 PM

I like it. Crispy, clean. Another good one

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

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 08-09-2012 01:28 AM

Randy, You are way beyond “getting the hang of it as far as finishing and appearance goes”. They are all very nice. As far as what to do with that surplus cypress, I’m sure I could find a loving home for it!

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

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Cole Tallerman

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#15 posted 08-09-2012 02:40 AM

Great box! Is that one chunk of wood or did you glue up thiner pieces?

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