Bandsaw Box (used my Archimedes trammel)

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Project by gfadvm posted 02-07-2013 11:34 PM 4464 views 13 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another bandsaw box of very old reclaimed redwood and maple. Dimensions:base is 12 1/2×8 1/2”, overall height is 17”. Finished with 3 coats brushed on shellac followed by hours of rubbing/polishing with shellac pad. The back is some Doug Fir reclaimed from my dad’s barn. Some of you will remember when I made the “Archimedes Trammel” toys. When I needed an ellipse for this base, I modified the prototype to attach a pencil and the result was a perfect ellipse! That was fun and now that I can draw them, ellipses will be used more.

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

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 11:38 PM

holy what the heck happened to box makin andy….this is way out of …never seen you do something like , man this is really awsome andy , and terrific piece of andy art, very nice, i love seeing you bloom here…lol…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 11:45 PM

Beautiful box, and wow what a design!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 11:54 PM

Andy…nice versatility and a new perespective on your creativity. Imagination sure goes a long way and is sure fun when the journey begins each time.

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 11:57 PM

You must have used the trammel for the base because the leaves aren’t ellipses!

I used to make those Archimedes Trammel toys too!

I kept one on my desk at work and every time my manager came to talk to me he would pick it up and “grind” with it. Little did he know that everyone in the department knew that I called it a bullshit grinder and they thought it was named and being used appropriately!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 12:03 AM

Nice box Andy – you’re getting pretty “high tech” with all those fancy gadgets! Cool design and the skies the limit! Love the Redwood…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 12:10 AM

I see you are playing with a new form & toy!!! Certainly not what I was expecting from an “Andy” box!!!

A fantastic Non-Andy-Andy Box!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 02-08-2013 12:29 AM

Nicely designed and produced. I like the combination of the grain patterns and the contrasting woods. Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 02-08-2013 12:38 AM

Andy so glad to see that you are still able to produce such beautiful pieces of woodwork even with what’s going on right now.

-- 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 02-08-2013 01:21 AM

Pretty darn neat looking Andy.
Nice to see you alternating your projects too.
I’m going to favorite this one.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#10 posted 02-08-2013 01:26 AM

Very nicely done sir. I like the ellipse tool.

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

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#11 posted 02-08-2013 01:27 AM

Thanks all. I take NO credit for the design as I stole it from one posted recently (but I can’t remember who did it to give them credit). The other one was some really nice/fancy wood.

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

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#12 posted 02-08-2013 01:31 AM

I want to run up and water it. Andy that is great. Very uniform looking.
Well done.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 02-08-2013 01:43 AM

Very cool looking bandsaw box Andy! I like the creative design and use of mixed wood species. Pretty good photography, too!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#14 posted 02-08-2013 01:46 AM

Another great one, I like the flow of this… Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 02-08-2013 02:22 AM

Great looking box Andy….nice design

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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