Cherry Leafy Bandsaw Box

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Project by IsaacSteele posted 10-22-2013 10:31 PM 1758 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some left over scrap from a large cherry table that was too big to throw away but too small to do much with. Decided to throw it together and see what I could find room for and this is what emerged. The stain is some old Zar Moorish Teak that has been sitting around for who knows how long. I was going to go with much lighter wood on the handles for some contrast but after some advice, settled on the very slight contrast of walnut. With age the walnut should lighten and increase the contrast but never be stark.

I’d like to see if there is a local market to sell these boxes so my plan was to experimentally set this up at a local coffee shop that allows local artists to hang their paintings to sell to the patrons. But while flocking the drawers last night, a friend showed up on an un-related matter and either wants to buy it or has someone that likely will. Not my original intention but who am I to question how God provides.

Another day, another scrap pile and maybe I can come up with something better to sell at the coffee shop.

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 11:56 PM

Very unique looking box. It should sell if need to.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 10-23-2013 12:33 AM

Very nice. Those are a LOT of fun to sand aren’t they?

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

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 03:46 AM

Realy beautiful box,verry interesting and unusual shape.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-23-2013 08:19 AM

Very cool. Well done….

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

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 08:28 AM

Very nice looking BS box. What sizes is it?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 10-23-2013 03:24 PM

Thank you for all the comments.

Yes, the staining and sanding both were interesting. Especially shaping the handles.

The dimensions are:
Height: 16 1/2
Width: 3 5/8
Depth: 3 1/2 (deep counting the handles)

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#7 posted 10-23-2013 04:51 PM

This is done so nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 10-23-2013 08:19 PM

I really like it, it looks so tactile and I believe you made the right choice with only varying the handle contrast slightly

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#9 posted 10-24-2013 01:53 PM

That’s a mighty fine looking box! High quality in every way! Nice work!

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

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#10 posted 10-24-2013 02:08 PM

Great job, Isaac. I love the lines and dimensions of this box and, you got the spacing of the pods just right. Same with the shading of the pulls.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 10-28-2013 04:24 PM

Wow! Gorgeous and unique! Great design and very well executed. Like the stain and the finish. Excellent job!

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