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Project by Bob Collins posted 223 days ago 1126 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Who said that band saw box making was addictive, had a piece of Elm burl sitting in the “can’t use it” heap for a year or two but now I can get a couple of band saw boxes from it. Also in the heap was a couple of pieces of red gum burl that should come up OK, The problem with Elm burl it goes dark regardless of what finish is used.

Off to a Christmas market tomorrow and will have 18 boxes on the table and I haven’t caught the addiction yet.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 223 days ago

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!
Man, that is an AWESOME natural edged piece.
Best of luck at the Market.

Bob.

-- 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.

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DMC1903

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#2 posted 223 days ago

Looks like a big toad wth warts….
I like it!!!

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Vince

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#3 posted 223 days ago

Very nice, this is something completely different. At a glance I thought it was a piece of meat fresh off the grill.

-- Vince

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Cliff

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#4 posted 223 days ago

Bob, You continue to amaze me!!! Well thought out!!! Photo number two looks to me like a Q,land Mud Crab.
The whole project is intriguing. It certainly proves that all wood has a use. So if we put aside heaps of scrap timber the ideas will eventually come.

I take my hat off to you. Very interesting Band Saw Boxes.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 223 days ago

Very cool Bob, you just keep coming up new and different things for wood…Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

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

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deon

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#6 posted 223 days ago

That is a very cool piece of work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Bob Collins

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#7 posted 223 days ago

Thanks for the comments ,I like the toad, piece of grilled meat, mud crab, thought someone would have come up with a bit of Christmas cake or pudding. Cheers all, Merry Christmas.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Tennessee

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#8 posted 223 days ago

Extremely unique! That is truly a one-of-a-kind. Best of luck at your show, and price that one high!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 223 days ago

Bob, that is amazing!!!!!!!!! It look like it is incognito until you burst it open. Great idea!!
I just noticed that your band saw boxes are different from most in that they have flanged drawer fronts. Unique idea!! I can see a root make like this!!!!!!!!!!!
cheers…........................Jim

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

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 223 days ago

That is a great looking box Bob. When I fist saw the picture I thought it was a rock. Great use of a burl.. you just might have started a new idea for the bandsaw box lumberjocks.

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 223 days ago

This is so nice and the wood is awesome. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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leafherder

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#12 posted 223 days ago

Beautiful box, I particularly like the handles – it is those unique touches that make it special. Let us know the response it gets at the show.

-- Leafherder

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Hawaiilad

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#13 posted 223 days ago

Bob that must have been fun working with that chunk of wood. I set something like that around the house I would always be looking at it.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 222 days ago

You certainly made excellent use of that burl! This is an awesome bandsaw box. Our elm doesn’t darken with finish like yours but I really like the color of yours!

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

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hoss12992

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#15 posted 222 days ago

That is awesome

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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