Band saw Box (made in Australia)

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Project by Bob Collins posted 12-17-2013 11:50 PM 2049 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Plywood and 100 year old plus red gum which buffed up pretty rough but adds some character.
Tasmania is missing and state boundaries altered but necessary to get draws reasonable size.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 12:24 AM

Hey, Bob, that is really cool. I’m really happy that you had to reduce the size of N.S.W.

Love the idea.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 01:12 AM

Very cool!

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

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 01:40 AM

This is awesome. Great job and thanks for sharing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 02:05 AM

G’day Bob. Very nice!!! The Colour combination is very appealing as it is the colour of my State of Queensland. But quite seriously, it is a good matching of colours!!!
By Gee! 100 year old red gum, what a treasure!! I really wouldn’t stress too much about state boundaries being altered, and I don’t know how you could add Tasmania as it is our Island state and mainland Australia is also an Island so it would take a bit of thought. You nailed the shape of Australia very well and I love the visible Plywood that governs the thickness of the Band Saw Box, gives it a sense of movement somehow, sort of like looking at the wheels on a tractor and helps define the rugged nature of The Australian Continent.
The drawers look good too. I would say that a lot of thought and hard work has gone into the making of this box….......Good one Bob!!!!!!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#5 posted 12-18-2013 02:10 AM

very nice bob..great combination of woods..MERRY CHRITSMAS..PETERFORD

-- marshall peterson, north carolina

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#6 posted 12-18-2013 02:23 AM

Bob, that is just gorgeous and in the shape of Australia!!

That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas!....................Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-18-2013 02:44 AM

Bob, Now this is creative and has a WOW effect. I think you are extremely creative and always coming up with new ideas.

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 12-18-2013 05:11 AM

Proudly Australian, on yer mate !

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#9 posted 12-18-2013 07:57 AM

Very nice looking BS box. I like the way the drawers came out. Just how did you line up the front of the drawers?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 12-18-2013 08:16 AM

The most beautiful idea I have ever seen in my life to express your love to your country and your hobby together!
Congratulations and thanks for sharing the idea, Bob.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#11 posted 12-18-2013 01:40 PM

Beautiful tribute to your country.Very pretty box

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 12-18-2013 04:33 PM


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#13 posted 12-18-2013 08:39 PM

Great bandsaw box Bob you did a great job and the red gum does add character to the box for sure.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#14 posted 12-21-2013 07:05 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. Hey Bob don’t forget you lost the Kimberley’s Larry glad the PM helped.
Sam that would be nicest comment made on my projects. Cliff glad I got Q’land right .

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#15 posted 12-21-2013 07:14 PM

Bob, I am in awe with your work. I don’t use a lathe, but am buying a Ring Master machine to make bowls faster than on the scroll saw…I sure wish you made a blog showing just how you do the glue up of the bowls you have made with wood and plastic together.

So how did your sale go? Did the boxes go over good?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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