My style of Band Saw Boxes

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Project by TexasBlanks posted 01-16-2015 08:27 PM 5560 views 30 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been making band saw boxes for just over a month now and I started out copying everyone elses designs. Well, I think I have decided to go with the DR. Seuss theme for my boxes. Or, a furniture design. I think that I am addicted to these little guys. The green one is a Buckeye burl cast in bright green alumilite resin. The other is a maple burl cast with a purple gunmetal alumilite resin. The dresser styled one is also maple burl cast with a sky blue alumilite resin. The solid wood is Madrone burl with a hand rubbed tung oil finish. I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I love making them.

-- Wayne Ryan, Texas Blanks, Blanks

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#1 posted 01-16-2015 09:02 PM

i am going to have to look into that resin. these are very cool…

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#2 posted 01-16-2015 09:06 PM

Man, those look awesome. I really like the box with the purple resin.

-- Measure once, cut twice..

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#3 posted 01-16-2015 09:15 PM

Awesome work. Love it. You need to Blog how you do the resin… I’m curious. Really like the pop!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#4 posted 01-16-2015 09:29 PM

Wow, that certainly caught my attention. The colors are a nice accompaniment to the whimsical designs. Also, cast my vote with RPhillips.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#5 posted 01-16-2015 09:36 PM

Those are really neat looking pieces. I’ve never seen anyone use that much resin on a piece before. Would you be able to give and idea of size and how much resin was needed for each.

I really like the green one and the one with the blue streak across the front.

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#6 posted 01-16-2015 09:40 PM

Wow. very striking!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 01-16-2015 10:18 PM

I think you’ve found it! Don’t look back.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#8 posted 01-16-2015 10:34 PM


You did a great job.

Where do you get this stuff and how do you do the mixing and applying.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#9 posted 01-16-2015 11:16 PM

Excellent work – they serve as functional boxes and pieces of art. Where can I learn more about Alumilite?

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#10 posted 01-16-2015 11:42 PM

Very interested in the product and your methods. You are No. one. Artistry in wood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 01-17-2015 01:11 AM

The resin is cool (old man lingo) – but your design artistry is great. I’m continually in awe of the many ‘wood artist’ on this sight.

-- Develop your character -- for it becomes your destiny. Jerry - Mannford, Ok

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#12 posted 01-17-2015 01:15 AM

Those are neat boxes.
Leave it a fellow Texan to come up with something so unique (grin)...

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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#13 posted 01-17-2015 02:44 AM

This is honestly one of the coolest projects I have seen on this site so far. Keep up the great work!

-- -Ryan James

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#14 posted 01-17-2015 03:16 AM

Strong work Wayne, very good!

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#15 posted 01-17-2015 04:56 AM

Well, everyone let me say this. Thank you for the warm welcome and all the nice comments. I have been casting wood and other stuff with the alumilite and I love the stuff. It sands, cuts, drill, carves and polishes up just like wood. I will blog about the technique and process later so stay tuned. I have also started a larger 10” tall box so stay tuned.

-- Wayne Ryan, Texas Blanks, Blanks

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