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My Version of the Lotus Bandsaw Box

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Project by Blackie_ posted 10-03-2012 02:14 AM 6949 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this glue up block laying around the shop forever, it was for a different project but I’d yet to make the famous Lotus Bandsaw box so….. this was not drawn from the normal plans, I’ve not used the paper adhesive to the wood method in quite awhile now, instead I just free hand all of my cut lines onto the wood. It’s made from Alder, Walnut and Spalted Hackberry, both of the bottom drawers have hidden drawers inside of them, it measures 11 1/2” x 13” x 6 1/2”

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-03-2012 02:17 AM

That is a really sweet box,Randy!!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 10-03-2012 02:17 AM

You’re still the master of these Randy. Beautiful.

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

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#3 posted 10-03-2012 03:02 AM

Very Cool great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-03-2012 03:03 AM

Love that!

Almost looks like a live plant.

-- -- Don from PA

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woodshaver

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#5 posted 10-03-2012 03:11 AM

Wow! That is a really nice box Blackie! Impressive!

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

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 10-03-2012 03:16 AM

I really like that one Randy. I made one (lost the picture) of one that, except I cut the boxes from one glued up blank and then attached to the base…of course it was a bit smaller so I could make the cuts. I am finishing up on 4 of the boxes now… I love building them, but hate the finishing part

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#7 posted 10-03-2012 03:17 AM

very nice, design and the wood are great.

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 10-03-2012 03:23 AM

Thanks for the comments 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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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 10-03-2012 08:23 AM

The spalted hackberry has been good to you. Really has a great look.

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

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Boxguy

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#10 posted 10-03-2012 08:35 AM

Randy, this is a really beautiful. Just when I thought I had your work pegged…you branch off into the artsy realm. While not your most practical work, it is a joy to the eyes. Thanks for including lots of pictures so I can get a real feel for how this looks from the front, side, and back. The hackberry is a good match with the walnut. I noticed that you took special care to match in the pulls with the face of the drawer. Nice detail. Beautiful work…thanks for sharing.

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Roger

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#11 posted 10-03-2012 11:41 AM

That is freekin awesome Randy. Yes, I said freekin. Those wood combos are very kool

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

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 10-03-2012 06:01 PM

Monte, I have a huge supply of spalted hackberry, you’ll be seeing lot’s more of it. I just got in come more Arizona and Redbud but have to sit on them for a good long while, still green, I have it all in my spalting pit. Thanks Big Al I was second guessing myself on the pulls though, I wondered if Walnut pulls might have been a better look.
Thanks Roger, I’ll allow it anytime :)

-- 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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OnlyJustME

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#13 posted 10-03-2012 10:06 PM

REALLY nice. they would make some cool book ends in that design too. well done. cant wait to start my hand at some BS boxes. whether they are bs or works of art like yours is yet to be determined.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 10-03-2012 10:16 PM

Beautiful, Randy!
I just finished one like it. How many hours did you spend sanding in those spaces between the stalks? It looks like your spaces are a bit wider than mine. Did you alter her plan. I know that if I ever make another like that, I WILL definitely alter it!!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 10-03-2012 10:45 PM

Thanks Gene

Well ya know I’ve seen many…. of these from others and then yours popped up and thus gave me direction on what to do with that block I had laying around, I don’t use plans anymore nor do I use paper glued to wood everything I do is now free handed onto the wood and yes I purposely made the gaps wider so I was able to get my spindle sander in between the stalks, I started off with #80, #150 #240 then hand sanded #400 and #600 so sanding went quickly.

-- 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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