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Bandsaw Box (used my Archimedes trammel)

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Project by gfadvm posted 568 days ago 3257 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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grizzman

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#1 posted 568 days ago

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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bowtie

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#2 posted 568 days ago

Beautiful box, and wow what a design!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#3 posted 568 days ago

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.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 568 days ago

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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JL7

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#5 posted 568 days ago

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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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 568 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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Druid

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#7 posted 568 days ago

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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Blackie_

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#8 posted 568 days ago

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 http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Woodwrecker

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#9 posted 568 days ago

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

-- Having fun...Eric

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 568 days ago

Very nicely done sir. I like the ellipse tool.

-- 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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gfadvm

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#11 posted 568 days ago

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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Dave

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#12 posted 568 days ago

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." http://chiselandforge.com

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Granddaddy1

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#13 posted 568 days ago

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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Ken90712

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#14 posted 568 days ago

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

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

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Hawaiilad

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#15 posted 568 days ago

Great looking box Andy….nice design

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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