Christmas tree band saw boxes

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Project by BurlyBob posted 12-06-2015 04:36 AM 3380 views 7 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my effort to copy a project I saw on YouTube. I am my own worst critic and these actually meet every expectation I had hoped to achieve. I don’t have a planer and had to hand plane each board. I also used a piece of sand paper from my friends wide belt sander. He’d install a new belt one morning and it ripped 2-3 inches off one side before he ever got run a board thru it. I got it before he threw in the dumpster. I clamped to my table saw and used it to hand sand each board flat. So far I’ve got 41 of these to finish these are the first 3. Only 38 to go. Wish me luck.

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#1 posted 12-06-2015 04:42 AM

Hey Burly Bob!

What are you going to do with 41 of those cool Xmas tree band saw boxes?!

That’s a lot of presents! That’s a lot of wood! That’s a lot of work! :)

Very nice!

Thank you!

Merry Christmas!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 12-06-2015 05:14 AM

Good luck Burly Bob! Looks like you will be in a a Christmas Forest by the time you are done ;-) Nice work!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-06-2015 05:18 AM

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#4 posted 12-06-2015 05:20 AM

Thanks guys. Glad you like them.

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#5 posted 12-06-2015 05:59 AM

Very appropriate for those days. They are very well decorated and coloured.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-06-2015 07:20 AM

Very nice! I guess you’ve been a little busy!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#7 posted 12-06-2015 01:21 PM

WOW, Bob You have sure taken on a whale of a project!! You need elves!!!!!!!!!
Those are beautiful boxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 12-06-2015 01:25 PM

You Sir, have got your hands full! Very nice work on these. They look great!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 12-06-2015 02:16 PM

Cool Project!

Your arms are gonna be tired when this is done!!

Merry Christmas, Bob!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 12-06-2015 02:21 PM

WOW! Those turned out really nice Bob. I didn’t think you were that close to being done. Great Job.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#11 posted 12-06-2015 02:33 PM

Very nicely done! Hope you don’t mind other’s copying the design. Can’t imagine doing that many together.

If you don’t mind, what wood did you using, & were drawers flocked? I’ve been reluctant to try flocking, but guess I should try.

Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#12 posted 12-06-2015 04:40 PM

Wncguy, I use 3 pieces of pine and 2 pieces of plywood. Some of the plywood was Baltic birch or plain AC plywood. I don’t have a planer so I really gave my Stanley 4 1/2 a work out. Trust me friends I’ll never take on a project like this again. A dozen maybe 3-4 dozen…NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!

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#13 posted 12-06-2015 05:38 PM

Really perfect for this time of the year!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#14 posted 12-06-2015 09:07 PM

Bob, this is a nice job and you did a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 12-06-2015 09:25 PM

Once again thank you all.

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