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Project by Blackie_ posted 457 days ago 1860 views 11 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured: Is a singled drawer bandsaw box with a hidden drawer inside of the large drawer, only not cut like a typical bandsaw box is normally cut, I took a block of wood (Spalted Hackberry) and instead of cutting the back off like you typically do and entering the side causing a cut line, I instead entered the box from the side thus no exposed cut line, the box also has a more squared appeal apposed to the rounded shape, I could have even added splines to this box if I had wanted too.

Build: I cut a 3/8” slice off of each end marking them so I know which one goes where, I then sat the box up end-on-end, drew a line starting from the front left side of the box drawing toward the back rounding the corner up the back and rounding the corner again leading me back out toward the right front side of the box, I then made the cut, Once I had the plug of wood out I had to hand sand the inside of the box mostly as the spindle sander would not reach but easy enough, The drawer could have been cut the same way but that would not allow me to install a hidden drawer so I made the drawer like the normal way by slicing off the front and the back instead of the ends, this also made for a very tight fit on the side, I had to sand quite a bit to allow clearance.

Measurements: 9” Long x 4” Wide x 3 1/2” High.

Finishing: I opted for a different finish then I’ve normally been doing by leaving out the tung oil application and just going with straight wipe on poly, I’ve heard that tung oil is not an essential part of finishing but with this trial I believe for me it is as it took way more applications of wipe on poly to cover the pours and it still ambered the wood, with the tung oil I don’t use near the amount of poly applicatioins and get better results, in essence I’ll continue using the tung oil in future finishing.

-- 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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grizzman

6958 posts in 1940 days


#1 posted 457 days ago

a super idea, and its a great build, i like how you have these secret like drawers within a drawer..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Donna Menke

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#2 posted 457 days ago

I like this design, Blackie. You could even add a recess on the top and give 3 holding areas. Good job.

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

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eatsawdust

29 posts in 899 days


#3 posted 457 days ago

Cool design, but the wood is a little on the hideous side

-- Why does everything I enjoy doing have to be bad for the environment, I work in the oil industry and enjoy working with exotic woods from rain forests

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Hawaiilad

1931 posts in 1657 days


#4 posted 457 days ago

A very different way of making a BS box Randy….I sure like that wood

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Blackie_

3379 posts in 1149 days


#5 posted 457 days ago

Thanks everyone and Eatsawdust I think you left out a word, hideously awesome :)

Donna I believe you have a box or two in your book similar to this design.

-- 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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robert triplett

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#6 posted 457 days ago

Randy, he definitely left out the word awesome. I have been collecting blocks of figured wood to make some boxes similar to this. Had no idea how I would do it. Now I do! Thanks for posting.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 457 days ago

Nice job Blackie.
How do you open the bigger drawer without pulling the smaller drawer out first?
And that old Hackberry looks like it could tell a story or two…lol

-- Having fun...Eric

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grizzman

6958 posts in 1940 days


#8 posted 457 days ago

im with robert and blackie for sure, that would is gorgeous …some folks just have no idea..maybe they will learn…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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grizzman

6958 posts in 1940 days


#9 posted 457 days ago

our fellow wood worker has no projects to show what type of wood he works with

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Woodwrecker

3590 posts in 2212 days


#10 posted 457 days ago

Good call Grizz.
That wood speaks volumes.
eatsawdust, what kind of wood do you use for your projects?
Over 14 months and nothing to show? How come?

-- Having fun...Eric

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

5032 posts in 1945 days


#11 posted 457 days ago

Awesomealicious…! Very creative and creativeness is what keeps woodworking fun.

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

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 457 days ago

Thanks once again everyone,

Eric I believe the pictures have you deceived :) the last picture shows the large drawer turned around exposing the hidden drawer :) Ya have to pull the main drawer all the way out turn it around.

Don’t whip up on Eating-To-Much-Sawdust to hard he did have a nice thing to say about my design, perhaps he should lay off of eating that sawdust though, eh? haha messing with you eatsawdust.

-- 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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Sodabowski

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#13 posted 457 days ago

Moar hackberry @@ When I look at the spalted stuff I’ve got here, I wonder what would happen if I brought more spalting fungi in my forest claims. This stuff is wicked and you know how to make it pop Randy :) By the way, have you tried putting brass next to it? Brass pulls could fit very well with your boxes, maybe it’s worth a try.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Blackie_

3379 posts in 1149 days


#14 posted 457 days ago

Thomas Thanks for the input, I’m actually working toward more lidded boxes and using the brass pin hinges, I was thinking of incorporating them in with Andy, Patron and Grizzman hinge designs.

-- 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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Boxguy

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#15 posted 457 days ago

Randy, this is another variation and evolving twist on your design. I have really enjoyed following your ever-changing concepts as you work at your craft. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I agree with the tung oil coat being being a money and time saving step…especially on more porous woods. Tung oil is cheaper than wipe-on poly too. I also think the tung oil coat gives a deeper richer tone to most woods. To my eye the wood and design are beautifully combined. I would like to see how this looks with splines. Your back would have also made a beautiful top.

-- Big Al in IN

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