Cypress Band Saw Boxes

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Project by FloridaArt posted 08-25-2012 01:04 PM 1682 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

August, 2012—A neighbor is having some construction done and offered the carpenter’s left-over cypress cut-offs to Sawdust Tom and me. This is my first project with these boards.

This started as a glue-up of four boards (see last photo). I then penciled some designs on the face, and cut them out on the band saw. The finish is brush-on water-based polyurethane, gloss.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 08-25-2012 01:13 PM

Very nice. Looks great as a set of three.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 08-25-2012 01:56 PM

Really nice, really kool Art. I like the way they all go together. as a whole.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 08-25-2012 02:11 PM

Very nice looking BS Boxes as a set, and you cleverly used the beautiful board’s grain pattern for the front!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 08-25-2012 04:16 PM

Great looking set of BS boxes Art. Would seem a shame to separate them. If you must then send me one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Donna Menke

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#5 posted 08-25-2012 06:05 PM

Yes- to everything they said. In spades. Great design, wood, and craftsmanship.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#6 posted 08-25-2012 06:15 PM

Very nice design Art… It is a shame to separate them…perhaps mounting them to one thick piece of scrolled and rounted wood and set at angles next to each other…that would look real nice I’ll bet

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 08-25-2012 06:28 PM

Looks like you put them to great use already, love the way the boxes flow into each other

-- Norman

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#8 posted 08-25-2012 07:20 PM

Nice little ensemble of great looking boxes!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 08-26-2012 09:27 AM

These are very nice Art. I like working with cypress, blades go through it like butter only can say I like the residue it leaves on the blade.

-- 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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#10 posted 08-26-2012 10:41 AM

These are very nice and I like them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 08-26-2012 12:49 PM

First time I saw a set of three like that. Pretty neat idea, and great looking boxes.

-- -- Don from PA

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#12 posted 08-28-2012 02:55 AM

Great design, great craftsmanship, you’re an artist.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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