Bandsaw Box

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 11-25-2018 02:06 PM 1714 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box measures about 12 long x 6 high and is made from red birch. After the box construction I started by cutting in the borders for the curved pattern on the face and ends with a V gouge. Then I did the the small scoop pattern within its frame. I went ahead and did all the scalloping on the main box and then tackled the design on the top.
The most difficult part was getting a consistent depth with the V gouge as it went through the changing depth on the curved face.
I chose to do a combination of paint and natural wood…the red birch is beautiful and I tried to highlight it with a contrasting color pattern. I painted the inside with a lighter green and finished everything with shellac and wax.
Taking photos isn’t my strength and on this project with it’s curved scalloped surfaces it proved difficult to get the raking light across the whole box to highlight the carving.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 11-25-2018 02:51 PM

the birch is very beautiful wood like the contrasting color also adds another level GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 11-25-2018 04:16 PM

Outside GREAT ! can’t make up my mind about the inside color but the overall project is just dynamite
optical illusions abound – I see the curve on the side but Please tell us (ME) if the top has a curve on the running length or is just the side or do I need to see my optomologist ?

-- 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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#3 posted 11-25-2018 05:11 PM

I was wondering if someone would see that wave on the top…its actually totally flat! The carving and frame gouging just make it look wavy…no need for the eye doctor!

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#4 posted 11-25-2018 05:39 PM

Beautiful box, very artistic.

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#5 posted 11-25-2018 08:01 PM

Thanks Tom. That means I really did see a darn nice box

-- 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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#6 posted 11-25-2018 09:40 PM

Wow, Tom, this is incredible! Great optical illusion and color/wood combination – along with the texturing. Another beautiful bandsaw box you have created!!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 11-26-2018 12:44 AM

A beautiful box. Really like artwork. Very well done.

-- AJ

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#8 posted 11-26-2018 02:00 AM

Very nice work. I also think you too modest about your photography. Great post.

Thanks for posting, and congrats on the 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 11-26-2018 03:28 AM

I love the box and the texture you achieved on the sides.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 11-26-2018 03:37 AM

It would make a great gift for a golfer – it looks like a fairway. Love the colors and textures. Thanks for sharing

-- Leafherder

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#11 posted 11-26-2018 12:40 PM

Beautiful Box. love it. great job.

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

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#12 posted 11-26-2018 12:56 PM

Wow that is beautiful. Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#13 posted 11-26-2018 08:47 PM

Well…this is so unique. The combination of wood and green colours are perfect. I like those carved surfaces.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 11-29-2018 06:00 AM

Tom, I like this box. You have gone to great lengths to give it eye appeal. There are wavy sides, textures, colors, and the surprise color inside. It is a very tasteful combination of techniques. The viewers eyes are drawn from one detail to another. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#15 posted 12-10-2018 03:44 AM

I have always thought that I have most certainly ran out of ideas whenever I work on storage boxes. However, the additional visual appeals you added to your artwork help pave a creative path for me to follow. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Cameron Robertson, Manager of storage Dee Why -

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