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Project by FloridaArt posted 07-27-2014 04:51 PM 1453 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July, 2014—This started out as a chunk of glued-up wood that came out of a drawer when making a band saw box. I decided to reshape is slightly and made a small box out of it. Then with the insides removed, I made a box out of that. So, the smaller one perfectly fits into the larger one.

The inside of the smaller box is darker as a consequence of burning from a dull band saw blade. Which really puzzled me because the blade was brand new, just out of the shrink-wrap. That will teach me not to switch brands! I’ll be going back to the Carter blades that have worked so well for me.

Soup can just for scale in the photo.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Donna Menke

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#1 posted 07-27-2014 05:02 PM

I like these a lot. What was the name brand of the bad blade? I have never tried Carter blades.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#2 posted 07-27-2014 05:53 PM

Art, use flocking for the inside to hide the burn…I take it you like Carter blades…I have not tried them. I think we all have seen the video about sharping the BS blade…even a brand new one cuts much better and faster after being sharpened

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 07-27-2014 11:59 PM

Purdee nice Art.

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 05:01 PM

Nice forms!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 09:22 PM

Love those boxes!

-- "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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#6 posted 07-29-2014 01:16 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments.

Donna – Thank you for your sound advice off-line. I appreciate it.

HawaiiLad – Good idea about the flocking. I have not heard of resharpening band saw blades. Next time I’m up at Woodcraft I’ll ask them about it. They do a great job sharpening my table saw blades.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#7 posted 08-10-2014 09:51 PM

Those are some neat little nesters

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