Stingray 2

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Project by brianadams posted 354 days ago 2146 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 2nd of the modified Stingray I have done. This one I decided to try a few different wood schemes and see how they might turn out, and I’m pretty satisfied! This was alder, cedar, douglas fir, and cedar again. The handles are leopard wood/lacewood. I make this design pretty small intentionally, roughly 4” tall by 6” wide and 5” total depth. As always, comments and critiques are very welcome!

I did find out however that cedar is not a great wood to use as a face. It’s super rough and hard to smooth out, and if you do any rounding like I did, it has weird layers that show very prominently. You can see especially in the top right face of the drawer. Now I know lol.

The last picture really shows the true color of the piece. Thanks for looking :)


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#1 posted 354 days ago

Great job! I wish I had a bigger band saw.

-- Why does this greenish soft "hardwood" have a lot of friends? Because it's poplar.

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#2 posted 354 days ago

very nicely done

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#3 posted 354 days ago

Fantastic project. I’m always amazed with the creativity with woodworking artists.

-- So much wood, so little time.

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#4 posted 354 days ago

Very cool !!....Looks fantastic !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 354 days ago

Nice looking box. I have made that design several times myself and even made a few of them the length of a dollar bill

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 354 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 354 days ago

Very nice box, the wood is beautiful…nicely done.

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

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#8 posted 354 days ago

Great looking BS box…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 354 days ago

Great looking bandsaw box Brian, you mention Cedar, from the pictures it looks like western cedar? I’ve made several boxes out of both red and western and not had the problems you mention perhaps I’m just lucky :)

I wasn’t able to see any of the flaws you mention.

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#10 posted 353 days ago

very nicely done indeed

-- 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 353 days ago

Very nice, turned out great.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#12 posted 353 days ago

Nice band saw box work! I like the curves and the wood combination. Good sawing. How many TPI you used for this?

-- "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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#13 posted 353 days ago

Wow, thanks everybody! I wasn’t expecting this much attention on this! Although it is much appreciated. As far as the type of cedar, I would assume you are right in it being western cedar. It wasn’t anything special and extremely inexpensive, I had some layin’ around so figured I’d see how it might turn out.


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#14 posted 353 days ago

Nice construct and eye-catching design.

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

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#15 posted 353 days ago

Beautiful work.. I understand your issue with cedar. It is almost as though it grow hard one year and soft the next. Look at any weathered cedar and you’ll see the pattern. I think you managed it well.

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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