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Project by Blackie_ posted 697 days ago 1640 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I can’t say that I am real enthused about this project, in my mind I knew the look I was going for but did not expect the outcome, don’t think I’ll do another paint up job again, I prefer dye, now after saying that, one thing that did come out of this build and that I discovered another new spin on my box building and that was the false bottom, I hadn’t done one of these yet and thanks to Big Al with the great idea of using magnets, the magnet idea was Big Al’s but the design and on how to implement it was mine, for the handle I embedded a magnet in the bottom and then made a small wooden key with a magnet in it to act as the handle, the key can be stored inside the drawer or where every. I used Federal Blue water base milk paint and aluminum model enamel paint for the stars then finished it with two coats of Lacquer, though I could have gotten the true colors at Lowes I didn’t want to spend a whole lot on this not knowing the outcome. This box measures 10 1/2” W x 6” H x 6” D I used soft Maple for the box, I mitered the corners in order the hide the end seams, This is my first mitered box even though I used a bandsaw to make most of the cuts it has one drawer and a false bottom, instead of a lid handle, I optioned for an overlay as a finger grip.

I plan on incorporating this false bottom design in my next projects and will continue my hidden drawers as well, depending on the box.

Thanks for looking, and I always enjoy the comments that follow.

-- 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

567 posts in 2862 days


#1 posted 697 days ago

I like it, Randy, in spite of missing the look of wood grain and color, it is a nice box. You did the false bottom very well- it is well hidden. I think there will be some Cowboys’ fans interested in this design.

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

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Blackie_

3289 posts in 1109 days


#2 posted 697 days ago

Thanks Donna, actually you deserve credit on this too as it was your book on the lidded box design that helped with how to had a magnet.

-- 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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#3 posted 697 days ago

As a woodworker I agree that I prefer the natural look. As always, the box is very nice.

As a football fan, you couldn’t have picked a better team! That baby is gold in the stat of Texas.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#4 posted 697 days ago

I do like it also. But, I too am partial to the natural look of all the different woods. Painted wood is just not for me.

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

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Adam Baird

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#5 posted 697 days ago

This is beautiful…save for the color and logo of course ;)

-- Adam from Warsaw, Indiana

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 697 days ago

Randy I like wood a lot

Don’t throw out the baby with the bath

water though It shows the design without

the distraction of the grain odd as that may

sound

When I’m working on a design I’ll often paint the mock

up in some horrible paint mix to see if the design still

stands out. If it does then it is going to look great with

the right wood.

In this case though the box looks great in the blue with

the silver star, it looks class I would imagine that it would

sell well and attract customers

jamie

-- 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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AngieO

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#7 posted 697 days ago

Nice box. Looks great

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 697 days ago

Randy, thanks for the tip of the hat. I am glad that the magnets worked for you. I like the shape and design of this box. Your idea for of a whole new take on band saw boxes is still evolving and improving. I am eager to see what will happen next. Piano hinges might help. hingeshttp://lumberjocks.com/Boxguy/blog/30263 The linked method also works with smaller hinges. Now, if this box just had white horse shoes on it instead of that star… Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

3289 posts in 1109 days


#9 posted 697 days ago

Thanks everyone, yea Big Al I plan on going to the piano hinges, I have these small hinges already in my inventory just going to use them up then I’ll move to the piano hinges only just not sure about the vix bit, I did a google search and got all different sorts of bits.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 697 days ago

Blackie,

I’m enjoing your creative journey. I think the box should stay as is. My brother in law has every Dallas cowboy item made. Maybe he’ll see it? Think you should patten the design or it will get stolen. Maybe thats good? Make another box with the blue tint and a wooden star? LOL! Just my mind visualizing! Your boxes take box making in YOUR direction. If I ever get past my house projects I promise to steal ideas from You, Al, GADVM, and Greg and Andy. Wow! a cornicopia!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 697 days ago

Thanks Thomas, if I can get a dye mix close to the blue color I’m looking for I’ll sure do it that way.

-- 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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#12 posted 696 days ago

Randy- if you have the 3 basic colors of blue, red, and yellow you should be able to get the exact color you want- no matter what color it is. I teach a color class for carvers and there is no color we have not been able to match. Just be sure to try out the color on the wood you will be using- and let it dry- and apply finish over it- before you do the project. I show this in the book in the Guppy Box chapter on dying wood.

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

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Blackie_

3289 posts in 1109 days


#13 posted 696 days ago

Thanks Donna, I’ll take a look, I googled this on what colors needed and got the very same thing you mentioned so I went out in the workshop and toyed around with Transtint powder mix and got the color I was looking for saved it in a bottle and made a wood chart as well then labeled it.

-- 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

567 posts in 2862 days


#14 posted 696 days ago

Good man, Randy, good man.

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

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