Two in one Texas Longhorn Jewelry Box Tradition and Bandsaw Mix with False Bottom

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Project by Blackie_ posted 696 days ago 1716 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I combined both Traditional mitered box joints wrap around along with bandsaw cuts to form this box I added a false bottom using rare earth magnets embedded inside of the wood and also a key to remove the bottom with, The box is made out of Maple with curly maple for the lid, tented with Trans tent mixture to make the burnt orange, the Pyrography was also my first attempt as well, the hinges are not my strong point yet, I plan on refitting this box with Big Al’s method by using piano hinges. This box measures 10 1/2” W x 7” H x 6” D

Thanks for viewing and comments are always enjoyed reading.

This picture shows the reverse side of the false bottom and the key.

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 696 days ago

Very cool. Probably really popular in your neck of the woods.

-- 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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Donna Menke

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#2 posted 696 days ago

Sweet box! Should warm the cockles of the UT alumni.

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

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#3 posted 696 days ago

HOOK EM’ HORNS !! Very nice.

-- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison

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#4 posted 696 days ago

Sweet. I like the false bottom & key deal. Nice Maples also

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 696 days ago

Really nice box, Randy. The wood burning looks good for a first attempt!!

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

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#6 posted 695 days ago

Very nice build. These have become your signature pieces. The burning would be much nicer if it were the OSU Cowboy logo instead of that OTHER school!

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

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#7 posted 695 days ago

Blackie, each box is an improvement over the last. This has some classic design and proportion elements. The drawer dividers are great, and the pull looks to be a good balance of big enough to use and small enough to blend in. You are really hitting your stride in developing a whole new take on box building…combining traditional mitered and bandsaw box techniques. And now you are turning into a Pyromaniac. What amazing creative turn will you take next?

Just wondering…what if the “key” were cut from the drawer bottom or some place and held there by the same magnet? It would be sort of like one of your secret drawers. It might have to be a different shape, but it would be integral with the box itself, hidden, and easy to keep track of.

Keep boxing and keep posting. It is always fun to see what you are doing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 695 days ago

Thanks everyone!

Al, I’ll have to get something turning on that idea but I have an idea of what you are saying.

Andy, sorry but I tried putting OSU on the box but I burnt myself. LOL

-- 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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#9 posted 694 days ago

Well executed.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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