Basic Bandsaw boxes

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Project by TechTeacher posted 11-04-2011 02:18 AM 2700 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New here at lumber jocks, have been checking out the site for a year or more but never got registered till today. I’d love to have time to work on some more complex projects, but lately that hasn’t happened.
Here are a couple of basic bandsaw boxes that I have been working on when i have a spare minute. They will probably turn into Christmas presents. The first is some birch firewood that I spalted haphazardly in a garbage bag last winter. It developed some real cool color. The second is laminated birch and cherry. I applied stain and several coats of wax, not too impressed with the finish but it was easy. I have a couple more that I’m working on, those I’m fighting with some gloss poly.

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 02:48 AM

TechTeacher—you have to tell me how you haphazardly spalted the birch, I always thought it was an act of God. Hope you post your shop soon and other stuff. welcom to LJ’s- nice work—bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 03:53 AM

gorgeous spalting…welcome to the club…I am a hs teacher in CA…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 11-04-2011 04:14 AM

I was experimenting with some green turning of some birch firewood that I snagged from a friends pile. It was real fun although they mostly ended in catastrophic failure as I tried to cut too thin or too aggressively. I didn’t want the blanks to dry out so I kept them in a garbage bag in my office. When I never got back to turning I loosened the bag a bit and let them sit inside the partially closed bag for probably six months in my toasty warm office. End result nice spalting. I recently found some box elder logs that I have been experimenting with spalting. They are making my office smell terrible, but some test cuts prove they will look pretty good once they dry out.

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 04:33 PM

Hey Carl, thanks for the wood I couldn’t resist using some of the box elder you sent so I have a whale so I’m sending you the one I just made. The rest ended up some place else. later bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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