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Bandsaw Box With A Square Image, Redbud And Rosewood

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Project by Blackie_ posted 06-13-2013 03:07 PM 1241 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pictured: A bandsaw box with an open tray on top, This was a simple and quick box to make, it is made out redbud, the splines are Babinga, nothing real fancy about this box except that I wanted to keep the corners squared without the typical rounded corners, no hidden drawer as most of my boxes have, since I optioned for the top tray it didn’t allow me room for the hidden drawer, Redbud is no commercially sold as it’s not a large tree and is also known as the Oklahoma’s state tree only I live in Texas :), this wood I cut with my chainsaw after it was already dead from my parents yard. it measure 8” x 3” x 3” and is finished in a single coat of tung oil with several coats of wipe on poly and a final coat of winwax paste wax.

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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robert triplett

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 03:20 PM

Nice, different design. Never seen Redbud used before. Nice color to it.

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

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HorizontalMike

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 03:21 PM

I like it Randy! I love how you are setting the bar so high with your bandsaw boxes. Well done!

What I like about this/these type of bandsaw boxes is that I/you could leave that resaw blade(me =3/4in 3tpi) on the BS, cut the needed pieces, reassemble, all with the resaw blade! For me, that would be such a time saver, since I tend to mostly use my BS for resawing.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 03:41 PM

Mike for this box you can use the resaw to cut the ends off but you’d still need a small fine blade to cut the void for the drawer out, but.. there is still another type of bandsaw box that you might get away with using your 3/4, it’s a typical square lidded box, you simply cut the sides the front and the back and then the top and bottom and piece it all together butt jointed, only thing is just get ready for a lot of sanding unless they can fit in your drum sander :)

-- 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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#4 posted 06-13-2013 03:58 PM

You know Randy, you could start a new photo group on flickr: there already is “RAD” (Ring a Day) for the jewelry enthusiasts, you could launch “BSBAD”, BandSaw Box a Day, and have other bandsaw boxers join in and show off their stuff – at the rate you’re pumping them out, no wonder you would end up on Explore and prolly get the attention of new potential customers.

I like the direction you’ve taken on these actually, and the thing that I love most about you sticking with the bandsaw box concept is that you generate very little waste, so you make the most out of your wood and still get workable small pieces, which is huge to me. That’s the direction I envisioned for my boxes/pens a few months ago, and with all the different form factors you’re showing us, it’s obvious to me that this bandsaw box concept will never get old, the possibilities are truly endless. I can’t fave them all but I know where to look for inspiration when needed ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 06:18 PM

Randy,
If you cut the bottom off and reglue, only one (the back) seam would show. The ends are covered and the bottom of the drawer basically hides the front “seam”. That way both cuts could be straight in and back cuts.

You might even be able to hide the rear seam with one of your splines, extended partially/wholly across the back seam.
Hmm…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 06:28 PM

Another great box Randy…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Donna Menke

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#7 posted 06-13-2013 08:07 PM

As usual, Randy, I like your boxes. Also, as usual, I have a suggestion. Taking a penny out of the top tray will be difficult with those straight edges. If the band saw had been used to create two rounded interior edges then removing stuff would be easier. Sorry, I just cannot help myself.

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

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 06-13-2013 08:25 PM

Optical illusion Donna, both the front and rear are rounded coins come sliding right out in the finger tips :) I prob didn’t get a good photo of that part.

-- 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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Surfside

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#9 posted 06-13-2013 08:53 PM

Your band saw box iis a stunning piece of work. Very well done.

-- "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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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 01:05 AM

Nice box , Randy. how did you get the square corners? I love the grain and color of the redbud!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Cygnwulf

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#11 posted 06-14-2013 02:15 PM

I happen to have a couple of good sized redbud peices drying in my garage right now because I was curious. I’m glad to see that the wood comes out beautifully. This is a very nice box, beautiful in it’s deceptive simplicity.

-- Stephen H -- If it ain't broke, it probalby still needs fixing....

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 06-14-2013 02:40 PM

Thanks everyone

Jim it’s all about the way you make your cuts. I cut the ends of the block off first then I flip the block up end on end and then cut from the front mouth of the box to the back then rounding back out the other side exiting the mouth again then glue the ends back on which creates the squared corners.

Stephen, redbud is very attractive and very nice to work with.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 06-14-2013 03:52 PM

Keep em comin!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Roger

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#14 posted 06-18-2013 02:00 AM

Butt joints with splines, wow! Pretty kool

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

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