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Project by Thunder40 posted 445 days ago 1934 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my first, more complex, band-saw boxes. Had fun making it, the more you do the more you get comfortable with the band-saw radius cutting. These boxes can be very forgiving also. If you miss a cut or something comes out different than what you envisioned just go with it. As usual my two main obsessions made the project a little longer than I wanted. These two being the sand/finish and micro measuring. The oil and wax finished turned out pretty good but I’m rarely 100% pleased. What is micro measuring? I’m very particular on my measurements, to a fault at times, and spend entirely too long on very minor differences, etc. If I grab my calipers, more often than not, something that should take 10 minutes ends up being an hour. Useful tool but one that can reveal differences/imperfections not normally visible/noticed. Enough about that though.

Hope you like it.





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Sanding2day

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#1 posted 445 days ago

Very nice looking box… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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Box

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#2 posted 445 days ago

Nice box…! What type of wood did you use?

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#3 posted 445 days ago

What a great looking box..thanks for sharing it with us and Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Thunder40

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#4 posted 445 days ago

Completely forgot to mention the wood used which is walnut. The camera flash didn’t help.

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garbonsai

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#5 posted 445 days ago

Very nice. My parents and I have a few similar boxes that they acquired quite a few years back. I’d love to try making one myself—thanks for the inspiration!

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

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Scott Oldre

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#6 posted 445 days ago

one day I’m going to have to give one of these a try. Very nicely done and love the wood.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 445 days ago

Not only is that a beautiful box, it is an engineering marvel! I’m not sure I could put it back together, much less build it. Great job. That is some very nice walnut (I didn’t recognize it) and your finish is flawless.

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

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eddie

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#8 posted 445 days ago

very cleaver and a beautiful box

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 445 days ago

Really incredible job. Very beautiful wood.

You’re in the right place for anul obsessions. Welcome to LumberJocks

-- 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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nonickswood

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#10 posted 445 days ago

Well Done!
Are those magnets that hold the inside pieces together?
Very nice Job!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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deon

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#11 posted 445 days ago

Cool box, well done

-- Dreaming patterns

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Joe Weaver

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#12 posted 445 days ago

great looking box,

-- Joe, Ga

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 445 days ago

These are all unusual and beautiful boxes. They are definitely eye candy. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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JoeinDE

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#14 posted 445 days ago

I love how the grain of the walnut amplifies the “ribbon candy” effect of the box shaping.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Ottacat

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#15 posted 444 days ago

Great looking box. A description of how you built would be awesome.

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