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Jewelry Box From The Log Of A (Post Oak), Bandsaw Box

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Project by Blackie_ posted 03-10-2013 01:04 AM 2312 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Story: Some of you may recall a project I posted a short while ago of nesting bowls these bowls came from Live Oak, There wasn’t much difference that I could tell between the post oak and the live oak other then the color, the live oak seemed easier to work as this post oak has a lot of splinters that like to stick out in different places, This is just one of many post oak logs among the live oak that I have in my collection, I got all of the post oak logs from a neighbor that had one cut down from his yard, this log I worked while it was still green and had to do a lot of repair work on all of the splitting and cracks.

Build: This was a rascal to make due to all the work that had to be done with filling in all of the cracks and splitting, I first cut the bottom and then the top before cutting out the inside, the plug that came out I made a tray out of, sanded all parts to smooth, glued the bottom on and the final part was gluing the lip onto the bottom of the lid. Measurements are 8” x 6” x 4 1/2” finished in a single coat of tung oil and several coats of my one mix wipe on poly.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed.

-- 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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CalgaryGeoff

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 01:37 AM

Very cool box!

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 01:46 AM

Nice. The lift out tray is a cool addition.

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

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David Regan

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 02:31 AM

Very organic design, especially the tray. I’m curious how one goes about cutting out that plug.

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 02:47 AM

Randy, I really like this. It is natural and has a utility to it seldom seen in such pieces. The tray is an excellent innovation and makes this worth much more as a sales item. These should go well if you put them out. Don’t be bashful about raising the price on these.

I put a comment on your band clamp forum piece.

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 02:54 AM

This is really cool. I love the look.

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

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 03-10-2013 03:05 AM

Thanks everyone.

David once the top and bottom are sliced off, there’s an entry point into the side of the log from the blade I cut leaving a 3/8” wall around the outside thus the plug is cut out. I’m just do it very well so that you can’t see the entry point.

-- 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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Hawaiilad

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#7 posted 03-10-2013 03:36 AM

Another nice one Randy..

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-10-2013 04:02 AM

Hey Randy, If you start with a bark on log, the outer “shell” with the bark on makes really cool birdhouses for little guys like wrens. I hang these under the eves of my shop and I’m amazed how quick those little wrens move in. I just glue/brad nail a piece of scrap to the top and bottom and drill an entrance hole.

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

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 03-10-2013 04:14 AM

Andy, you’re going to have to show me a picture of what you are talking about, normally after the cut the outer shell falls apart.

-- 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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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 03-10-2013 04:17 AM

That is an amazing box you have created Randy. So much creativeness with a bandsaw and a log.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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workerinwood

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#11 posted 03-10-2013 01:23 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#12 posted 03-10-2013 05:11 PM

Excelent, Randy. I like everything about it.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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#13 posted 03-10-2013 07:02 PM

Very nice!

-- Janice

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#14 posted 03-10-2013 09:10 PM

Cool box…off the beaten path so to speak. I have several oak rounds on the wood pile. Think I will give one of these guys a shot. Also, you can free hand this box to the desired shape/depth, etc.

Thank you very much for sharing the photo.

-- Take care.....Ed

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 03-11-2013 12:48 AM

Randy, It’s too cold and wet to take a pic now but I think I must cut a thicker “shell” that includes all the sapwood cause mine just looks like a 5/8” thick walled tube (if that makes any sense). It looks a lot like your jewelry box (only with the bark on!). Birds seem to like the bark.

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

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