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Project by FloridaArt posted 498 days ago 1164 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

April, 2013—Spotted an old knife block at a thrift store when they were running their 50-percent off sale. The lighter maple strips fill in the slots where the knives would have been. I decided to have the stripes going horizontally, instead of vertically. The overall shape is just something that popped into my head.

One technical problem. This box is taller than my 14-inch band saw can cut. (About an inch too tall.) Therefore I could not slice off the back! So I used another decorative wood for the back.

The knobs are home made on my new mini-lathe. Finish is tung oil, which makes the various grain patterns pop. I’m happy with how this turned out.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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Blackie_

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#1 posted 498 days ago

Very nice Art, looks great, another option for this type of box would be to make your entry points from the sides, diagonal from each other one 1/4” gap entry point on both sides one on the left and one on the right this would eliminate any cut lines exposed and you wouldn’t have any cuts that you would glue and clamp back together on the box.

I take it you don’t have a riser on your 14”? with my G0555P I have right at 12 1/2” clearance from the table top to the top of the saw with guides raised, though you did good by adding another back from other wood I do that quite often.

-- 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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donjoe

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#2 posted 498 days ago

I like the idea of repurposeing an item. Box turned out very nice Art. Congrats on turning your own handles.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Hawaiilad

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#3 posted 498 days ago

That’s a very pretty box Art. Nice find at the thrift store

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 498 days ago

Looks good, Art, and and nice re-use of materials!

Guess it’s time to get a riser block for your bandsaw? :-)

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Roger

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#5 posted 498 days ago

Art, you’ve made a nice 2-drawered piece o art… Looks very good. I do like your turned handles also.

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

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hunter71

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#6 posted 498 days ago

Recycled box, neat idea.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 497 days ago

Good eye seeing this box in that knife block! The back doesn’t look like an “afterthought” at all. I like it!

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

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deon

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#8 posted 497 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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ratchet

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#9 posted 497 days ago

Nice one! You are the maestro of bsb’s. Thx foir sharing.

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 495 days ago

It looks spectacular. A lot of patterns and colors going on. Love the handles. Great job!

—www.sawblade.com

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