Band Saw Box Reminds Me Of Africa

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Project by FloridaArt posted 01-02-2011 02:23 PM 1734 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2010 – If I hold this box a certain way, the shape of it reminds me of the continent of Africa. I did not realize this would look like anything in particular until it was completed. This is made from the scraps of yellowheart, walnut, poplar, and pine from the previous two band saw boxes.

I put a gentle arc across the lid, which brings out more of the wood into the appearance. This has several coats of gloss lacquer spray. These are fun to make.

Power tools used: table saw to cut the scraps into pieces that can be glued together, band saw to shape the box and cut out the core, router to round-over the bottom, and stationary belt sander. Photos taken by my daughter.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 01-02-2011 04:28 PM

Africa also has a diverse mixture of people, much like your box has many types of wood in it.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#2 posted 01-02-2011 05:12 PM

this looks great. I need to remember to just glue scraps together and know that it will turn out nice in the end. Thanks for sharing.

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#3 posted 01-02-2011 06:27 PM

A different use for scraps that can maybe be a bit of a surprise in the making. I’ll have to remember this idea. Thanks for posting it, Art.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 01-04-2011 02:33 AM

Great idea and another beautiful box.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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