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Florida Cypress Band Saw Box with Two Drawers

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Project by FloridaArt posted 571 days ago 1198 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2012—Florida cypress is a nice wood to work with. Looks great with some interesting color variations, while also being on the softer side and easy on the tools. I’m happy to have some boards that were left over from a neighbor’s home construction project, so she gave them to me.

The inspiration for this design emerged from a story told by “Sawdust Tom”—a neighbor and fellow woodworker. I’ve named this piece Rosalie, after a high-school girl of the same name from ~40 years ago. Those were the days!

All contours and cuts were done with the band saw. The rear edges were eased with a round-over bit in the router table. The knobs are made from oak dowels. There are runners under the drawers to center them in their openings. After sanding to 220, the finish is multiple coats of water-based satin polyurethane.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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#1 posted 571 days ago

Reminds me of something, I don’t know what…

this has cheered me up no end.

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 571 days ago

This is so cool! I does remind me of something…. maybe it has a bit of an alien look to it! But it’s a good thing cause it makes me smile!

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

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#3 posted 571 days ago

Another nice box Art…

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#4 posted 571 days ago

So I am glad that this is reminding other people of “something” as well.

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#5 posted 571 days ago

boobs

Nice work :)

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#6 posted 571 days ago

Very nice. Makes me want to open it’s drawers.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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#7 posted 571 days ago

Nice Box Art, push pull drawers, a nice feature.

-- 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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#8 posted 571 days ago

I just had to come back and look again. The symmetry is impressive (for freehand on a bandsaw).

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 571 days ago

Art, I had to come back again also!

It’s only because jakub76 said the “B” word. LOL!! Thank jakub76 I agree!

Art, you made my day with this piece!

Oh! one more thing.. I get that ET feeling too! I wonder if that litlte guy had a girlfriend? LOL!!!

Art you must do more work like this!!

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

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#10 posted 570 days ago

Nice design Art. The grain is really whirling around. Pretty kool.

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

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#11 posted 570 days ago

Looks like a set of mammary glands to my untrained eye! That cypress is interesting wood. I’m thinkin Rosalie made a big impression on you!

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

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#12 posted 569 days ago

Cool design, but yeah, it does look like, um…

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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