Nine Flowers Bandsaw Jewelry Box

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Project by Tennessee posted 11-03-2018 03:31 PM 1108 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a long time since I posted anything, but no excuses this time save I have been into other things lately.

This one, I decided that I would post since it might give a few people an idea or two for Christmas.

It is solid black walnut, part of the load I bought about a year ago from a fellow who bought out a barn load of hardwood from a retired guy who made his living harvesting his trees and making railroad ties. Imagine making a railroad tie out of this stuff! Luckily, he kept all his planks that he did not use, which overall became over 3000 bd. ft. of lumber. I bought about 300 bd. ft. from him a year ago, mostly cherry and walnut, bit of hickory but it was buggy and lost 90% of it. All sold and gone now.

Anyway, this was made from a single plank of rough cut, 5/4 black walnut, 96” long, 8” wide. I got five 19” X 8” planks out of it, planed them to 1” or so each, and glued up my block which was 19” high, 8” wide, by 5” deep. Any sapwood was left in for dynamic color.

My own design, I wanted a lotus look but more efficient with more storage. This is the result. The final product is 18” high, 7 1/2” wide, and 5” deep.
Ten drawers total, nine of them “flowers”, one base drawer. Black felt lined.
Finished in four coats of rubbed lacquer.
The handles are flame maple, but so small you can’t really see much of the flame.
All the drawers are open cut on the surrounds so it makes the bandsaw cutting much easier, but still had to flip it here and there for some drawers since my throat of my Powermatic 14” is not big enough for this, but got it there. There is always a way.

Hope you like it!
As always, copy if you want.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#1 posted 11-03-2018 06:20 PM

Oh my gosh – that is a LOT of sanding on one piece but obviously well worth the effort.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 11-03-2018 06:30 PM

Another great design with the lotus look…
I really like the larger lower drawer & guess it will also lend to help stability with the taller box.
Great job… again.

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

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#3 posted 11-03-2018 08:34 PM

A great looking box!

I like the E-T design very well.

Absolutely intriguing style to that one.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 11-03-2018 09:52 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 11-04-2018 02:52 AM

Good to see you posting. Looks a little like a guitar. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 11-04-2018 12:10 PM

Very cool bandsaw box. Does look like a whole lot of sanding and I can imagine how hard it was to cut being as tall as it is. Very nice work! I like the sap wood detail, too.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 11-04-2018 01:06 PM

Thanks to all – didn’t think it would get close to a Daily Top Three.

There were points where I thought man, I just can’t sand this much anymore – getting too old. So I did do a little power carving on this one, especially in the tight places. When you look at it in real life, it looks carved in many places. Used a Dremel and other small power carving tools that I have. So call it sanded/carved. The look is interesting, smooth but with texture in a lot of places between the drawers and on the edges of the back and front. Almost gives it a total hand built look, but obviously a lot of bandsaw work was involved.

And the routered edges…One thing to help a lot is to put on those heavy curves that I put on the drawers and body, especially where they meet. That gives it much more depth and a 3D look.

I like your comment, ralbuck – It does look like ET…I never thought of that!

Make one for your wifey or a treasured relative – they will love you for it!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#8 posted 11-04-2018 04:30 PM

Pretty cool, pretty complex

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 11-11-2018 02:00 PM

Well, it’s in my Etsy store, up for $185. Already had a couple people favorite it – hope they want it for Christmas…

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#10 posted 11-12-2018 10:51 PM

Beautiful that is,
great job

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#11 posted 11-12-2018 11:03 PM

Wow, I made the six pod version and, sanding it was a biotch. I can imagine the time you spent. Well done.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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