Mahogany and Oak Band Saw Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 07-26-2012 11:49 PM 3170 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

July, 2012 – The shape for this one is something that just popped out when looking at the blank glue-up. The front face is cut so it curves and bulges at the center. The handles are oak also, from the same piece of wood as the center oak strip. Sanded to 220 grit and followed with a Tung Oil finish.’

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 11:55 PM

Art, another nice looking box….I am making toys right now and this looks just like a Pig on wheels I made without the head….Great Idea

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#2 posted 07-26-2012 11:56 PM

Looks Great! Funny… I was thinking pig also!

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 12:01 AM

I like the contrasting wood, lends a lot interest in a small form. The curved front is a great idea, so many of these are very flat. Great work!

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 12:09 AM

Ah a nice one Art, What you also could have done was go another step, (get it, another step hahaha) and do another cove on the front and rear legs seperating them like I did on my tooth box. Did you just stop at 220 on this particular box for a different look? Just curious, I tipically take mine down to 600, then after a coat of Tung Oil I apply a few coats of Lacquer with a 600 sand after the first coat.

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#5 posted 07-27-2012 12:47 AM

Nice bandsaw box. It looks like a pig with it’s mouth open REALLY wide.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 07-27-2012 01:10 AM

Great, I hope additional ideas just keep on popping out ! A functional and artistic work, the best combination possible for bandsawn boxes!

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#7 posted 07-27-2012 02:16 AM

The pig idea is great- especially with the bulging side. Someone should make one with a piggy outline. Hey- could even make a slot on the top before laminating and then have a piggy bank. Easy to get the money out.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#8 posted 07-27-2012 11:36 AM

I like the design and the wood combos. Very nice all the way around

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#9 posted 07-27-2012 11:39 AM

Man that curved front really adds to this one. Makes me want to pick it up and hold it.
Very nice.

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#10 posted 07-27-2012 01:52 PM

I’m a big fan of bandsaw boxes, and yours is one of the best I’ve ever seen. I love the semi-abstract zoomorphic form. Beauty!

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#11 posted 07-27-2012 04:01 PM

Very nice a bandsaw box is in the bucket list. thanks for showing.

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#12 posted 07-27-2012 05:05 PM

I agree with gfadvm I think it would make a handsome piggy bank.

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#13 posted 07-28-2012 12:09 AM

Don’t eat me piggy box! Great work.

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#14 posted 07-28-2012 08:39 PM

You did an outstanding job with this box, it works nicely with the contours you used and the wood work well together

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#15 posted 07-28-2012 09:04 PM

Now that is so cool. Now just ADD Head or have a Head box underneath of it. That would be really Calvin Cool.


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