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Project by rockmolsen posted 156 days ago 1494 views 15 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The lumber for this came from my dentist. He had some leftover rough cut pine that he had used as siding on his barn. It had been sitting out side most of the summer and he said if I’d like some to take it. It was all weathered and warped but I ran it all through the surface planer a few months ago and set it on the lumber rack. Well I saw this design and decided to try it. It was the wife’s idea to stain the box and “tree” part. The handles are supposed to look like leaves that I cut from zebra wood. Dimensions are 6”H x 8”L x 4 1/2”D. A few coats of wipe-on poly and some hand wax. I need a class on finishing, it never comes out like I hope.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.





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Dave777

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#1 posted 156 days ago

Great looking project.
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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OldWrangler

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#2 posted 156 days ago

Nice piece of work. May be the best band saw box I have ever seen. And as usual, the wife was right about the stain. I’d like to try something like that but I can’t even see your cut line. Can you tell me the sequence of your cuts. I hate it when somebody does something that I can’t figure out. This is a real puzzle.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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deon

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#3 posted 156 days ago

I agree with Oldwrangler, it is a very cool piece. It has a very natural line, the central structure reminds strongly of a tree

-- Dreaming patterns

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redryder

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#4 posted 156 days ago

I need a class on finishing, it never comes out like I hope.

That’s funny. We all need that class. Nice box….............

-- mike...............

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TonyWard

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#5 posted 156 days ago

Rick

Well done, you’ve used an entry and a different exit point. Did you think of using just one entry & exit point for the bandsaw blade? In any case this is a nice bandsaw box, well done!

It may be instructive to explain how the unique shape was glued? For a unique shaped box, such as this work, I normally cut the outline shape last as it is much easier to clamp a rectangle than a curved surface.

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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Roger

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#6 posted 155 days ago

Very nice bs box. I really like the tree design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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steve_in_ohio

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#7 posted 155 days ago

interesting design, I turned out very nice, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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rockmolsen

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#8 posted 155 days ago

To OldWrangler. Thanks for the comments. I made an entry cut on the bottom of both sides. I know I should have planned the cut better but I was kinda figuring out how to cut as I was cutting! The left and right bottom branches are cut through and glued to the outside case but the other branches are free (not glued). Tonyward is also correct that I could have gotten away with one entry point. My wife reminded me after reading my post, that this was “her” design that she drew out for me after looking at some other patterns. Hey credit due where credit is due ! I did the entry cut glueing before I cut the the outside shape.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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iJoe

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#9 posted 155 days ago

Awesome looking box! What are the dimensions?

-- Jigsaw, band saw, table saw, scroll saw. Of these I have none.

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rockmolsen

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#10 posted 155 days ago

Its is 6”H x 8”L x 4 1/2”D. I try to keep the depth that size or less because of the oscillation spindle sander I have.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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majuvla

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#11 posted 155 days ago

This one is a real challenge.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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