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Project by Tennessee posted 02-23-2013 07:06 PM 1304 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another of the drawings I did while sitting in my recliner, turning it into a finished jewelry box.
The “flames” are yellowheart and redheart, with redheart flame handles throughout. The “candles” are reclaimed oak and one maple candle, with a burl raw edged walnut base. Those tiny drawers are tough to make, and I got the cut in the top of my thumb from the bandsaw to prove it!
Red felt in the big drawers, of course.
It is about 12” long, and the tallest candle is about 8” high. Ten drawers in all.
The look is rustic on purpose.
Thanks for lookin, and copy it if you want to. Make a great gift for a little girl who loves Harry Potter, I think!!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 07:41 PM

Your work is incredible! Adding color brings your boxes to life!

-- Tony C UAW, 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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#2 posted 02-23-2013 07:58 PM

Great looking box set Paul.. Allot of thought must have went into that one. I can see how you did the flames, but the log pieces I’m not sure. How did you cut the drawers out of the logs like that?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 08:42 PM

Nicely done, really like the unique design.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Tennessee

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 11:09 PM

Larry:
Actually, I didn’t even lathe out the logs, I was able to cut the squares into a relative circle with my big bandsaw. Then I sanded them round on a stationary belt sander.
To cut out the drawers, I drew an elliptical line on the top of each round log, forming a rounded back. Then I cut that off, and it gave me a way to cut out the drawers. The hard part was keeping the circle steady as I cut out the straight lines for the drawers. I used a fence in some cases to steady it, but as I went around every corner, I had to keep the back of the circle even to the table on the saw. Couple of little mistakes, but it came out OK.
Thanks for lookin!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 02-24-2013 01:56 AM

Cool design and great execution. The drawers cut into the rounds are very unique. And love the flames! I can’t find any of your entry cuts and I looked hard!

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

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#6 posted 02-24-2013 02:37 AM

It’s been said, “You da man!” Great design and execution!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 02-24-2013 02:43 PM

Nicely done and very artistic as well.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 02-24-2013 04:54 PM

Really nice work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Tennessee

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#9 posted 02-25-2013 02:41 PM

Thanks to everyone!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 02-25-2013 02:49 PM

These are nice and unusual. I like them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Surfside

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#11 posted 02-25-2013 08:53 PM

This is a very complex and stunning piece. That’s an awesome band saw box!Creativity at its best.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 02-26-2013 02:40 PM

Excellent band saw boxes! Very creative and interesting design. Like the wood combo and the finish. Just impressive!

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#13 posted 02-27-2013 07:19 PM

Neat!! And creative – not your everyday BS box ;<)

-- Take care.....Ed

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