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Project by kiefer posted 07-20-2013 12:46 PM 5754 views 10 times favorited 66 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I chose V2 for the title because the design represents a two cylinder motor bike engine in about half scale .
Building this box has been a bit of a challenge for me since I have never attempted a project like this and I wanted to incorporate the spirit of the contest motto ,like “twist, secret and jewelry” .
The box is build mainly using the band saw and has a drawer ,two secret compartments that twist and a couple jewelry type decorations .

The cylinders are held in place by a bayonet type lock(see bolts at back and slot in cylinder ) and can be removed with a simple twist but first the air filter has to be removed forward as it locks both cylinders and keeps them from being turned . The inside of the cylinders are about 9”high by 2” in diameter ,room for lots of stuff to be hidden .
This band saw box is a present to my son in law .
The bike he owns has a beautiful looking engine which is the inspiration for this box design .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 01:00 PM

Very very cool. Should get DT3 soon. Like the detail. I think it came out very good.

What are the “fins” made of?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 01:02 PM

Very cool and unique Kiefer. Now you are exposed as an artist!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 01:03 PM

The fins are made from 1/8” baltic birch with a aluminum edge .

-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 01:03 PM

Ultra cool! Definitely not your “run of the mill” BB. Clever design and outstanding incorporation of contest perimeters.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 01:11 PM

When you say aluminum edge, do you mean you used contact cement to stick on aluminum foil?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 07-20-2013 01:57 PM

Very imaginative and well executed!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 07-20-2013 02:19 PM

very build.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 07-20-2013 02:34 PM

So Nice Kiefer!! So nice!!
Knocked that one out of the park!!
Good luck with the contest.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 07-20-2013 02:54 PM

WOW, Great creativity.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#10 posted 07-20-2013 03:02 PM

amazing work buddy, excellent

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#11 posted 07-20-2013 03:20 PM

Many well designed and perfectly done …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#12 posted 07-20-2013 03:37 PM

Very nice! I hesitate to even call this a BB. Well done and extremely interesting! Not to take away from what you have accomplished but I was wondering what a cutaway would look like to expose a piston. Just a thought.
Great work Kiefer!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#13 posted 07-20-2013 03:56 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#14 posted 07-20-2013 05:19 PM


I’m SURE your son in law is going to be really excited to get this. It’s way out of what I’ve come to think about as a band saw box. Thanks for answering the cooling fins question.

I know you are a band saw master but I was curious about how long this project took?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 07-20-2013 08:17 PM

sweet design I dig it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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