An Ebony bandsawn box

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It is sometime since I posted, what with the Christmas holidays and now it is stinking hot, (45c) I found it difficult to find the enthusiasm to work in the sweat box I call my workshop.

Recently a client purchased a block of Ebony via EBay and wanted a bandsawn box. The client, a lover of Ebony, was part of the design process and will complete the fine finishing of the box (up to 2,000 wet n dry).

As you can see it is a single drawer, measures 12cm square (approximately) Tung oil was used.

All the best for ‘007!

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#1 posted 01-18-2007 07:09 AM

Hey, Tony. Good to see another Aussie verifying what I’ve been saying about the weather. And it’s good to see that someone else is having as much trouble as I about getting into the workshop (shed).


-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 01-18-2007 02:40 PM

A couple of days ago it (121 F) cooler than you. I can’t figure out how people can survive in that kind of heat. Just a few degrees cooler than my hot water heater temp.
By the way, thats another great creation of your’s.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 01-18-2007 02:46 PM

Hello Tony;
—-great looking box there!!!....and still going for that #2,000 grit mark. You’ve just got to love it! I see that you also are a user of tung oil.

I did check out your website and will come back latter and spend some more time looking through your galleries. You have been quite busy at, ”the art making of band-sawn boxes and now more than 1,000 boxes later, new designs and shapes continue to evolve.

Oh, and by the way, if you want to, feel free to send me some of that sweatbox stuff my way, my barn at the moment is resting at around (-17c). At that rate it takes about an hour to warm it up and then I’m still wearing my carhart overalls.


-- --frank, NH,

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#4 posted 01-18-2007 04:23 PM

this is beautiful. I love clean, simple designs. This is why I so badly want to make ” a box.. any box… just a box”. It is beautiful, spiritual, inspiring.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 01-18-2007 04:39 PM

Nice Design…good to see your work again!

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#6 posted 01-18-2007 07:44 PM

That is one of the nicest bandsawn boxes I’ve seen. Beautiful work! I love when a piece makes me think aobut how it was accomplished.

-- Rookster, (

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#7 posted 01-18-2007 11:30 PM

Many thanks for the nice words.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#8 posted 01-19-2007 10:42 PM

Believe it or not, I was laying in bed a couple of nights ago before I went to sleep, and I wondered where you had gone. I was afraid we had lost you. At the time, I had made a mental note to send you an email to check in on you. Unfortunately, I hadn’t gotten the note sent to you yet, but I had good intentions.

Good to have you posting again, keep up the great work.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#9 posted 05-03-2007 03:46 AM

Another beautifully designed and executed box Tony! Am really looking forward to seeing more of your work in the near future. Thanks for sharing this one.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Suliman Syria

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#10 posted 03-01-2008 09:09 PM

congratulation absulutly wounderfull

—I hop to folw you

-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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#11 posted 06-09-2009 03:54 AM

I like that one Tony, cool work!

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#12 posted 03-10-2010 03:36 AM

looks great… that ebony wood is amazing…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 11-07-2011 05:59 PM

good job!

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#14 posted 03-26-2013 07:21 PM

Tony, just trawling through the older projects and found this gem. Quality work.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#15 posted 03-06-2015 04:05 AM

This is pretty cool.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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