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Project Information

Here is a short story regarding the making of this box.

Timber & Origin.
Australian Red Cedar, from Northern NSW weighing in at 22 kilos.

Design.
This grain feature became the design focus. The block size was reduced to achieve a harmonious size, revealing (the main drawer) -

Design considerations.
To accentuate this grain feature Whittle Waxes Wood Filler was used to fill the deep voids. See the raw wood image of the main drawer.

Box features.
A three drawer bandsawn box. The first drawer has a shelf & space dividers. The second is an open compartment.
The third drawer has four compartments, three compartments are hidden. The first compartment is open, with a slide tray.
On removing the drawer access to two hidden compartments, secured by Velcro strips, is achieved by lifting the wings.
The fourth compartment is revealed by upturning the drawer. The hidden compartment is retained in place by magnets.

Drawer access.
Access to each drawer is provided by carved handle designed to accentuate the beauty of the timber.

Finishing.
The timber was hand sanded through the grades to 2000 grit; bathed in Tung Oil, finished with Ubeaut's EEE Polish.

Dimensions
W: 41 cm H: 29.5 cm D: 16 cm.

You can vote for this box at https://www.facebook.com/Woodreview

Thank you

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That is one heck of a box Tony, another great creation. Is that red cedar readily available and how long do you bath it in Tung Oil. You must have spent hours planning and working on this one, it's a big beautiful m.f.er.
 

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Thanks Bob. The red cedar block lay in the shed, drying for about 20 years. Australia Red Cedar is becoming harder to source and is regarded as Red Gold.

All up about 3 months in the planning and making. The block when shaped and sanded is dunked in a bath of pure Tung oil, then it takes about 6 weeks to dry and harden before the fine finishing can commence.
 

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Wow Tony. Are there two different boxes shown? The box shown in the first two pictures does not look box in last two pictures. Or am I looking at the wrong. Either way, A very interesting box design
 

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That's a real master piece mate. Great combination of brain power and craftsmanship ;)
 

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Hi thanks for the kind words. Larry this is one box, the last two images are of the main drawer showing, for the first time, some of my concealed / hidden compartments.
 

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Well, you fooled me…it looks two different boxes Great job Tony
 

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The design and craftsmanship are great, but am I the only one who thinks it looks like Toothless from the "How to Train Your Dragon" movies? :)

Seriously - great job!
 

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Exceptional work, as always, Tony.

There are ordinary band saw boxes and there are ones that are works of art. This is one of the latter.
 

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Thank you for the kind words.

Leafherder, what can I say?
 

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I agree with everyone! This is a superb work!
 

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A very nice and unique design Tony
 

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Tony, That is a beautiful piece of art!!! I am staggered how the raw timber with the voids was transformed into a lovely and pleasing to the eye creation which then complimented the rest of the finished job.
Do you use different sizes of blades in a complicated creation such as this as it is a very large band saw box with so many features? I somehow imagined it would take a lot of thought as to the size and shape of the band saw blades.

Fascinating also to think of the timber drying for twenty years in your shed. It made me wonder what timber treasures are lying in the bush and very remote locations all over Australia. Not just in the bush itself, but in and around houses and homesteads and just not even thought of…. just that big old lump of wood sitting there on someones porch or in their shed.

Another great project Tony, thank you for displaying it.

Regards,

Cliff.
 

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Cliff, thank you.

As the depth of this block was approx. 24 cm a 1/4" 10 tpi blade was used to bandsaw the outline shape, to bandsaw the back and drawers. Later a 3/8" blade was used to create the drawers.

I was very lucky to have this block, it came from Grafton NSW, Craig Perrin's yard. Nice to find that his judgement matched my ambition for this box. And yes I suspect you are correct, there is probably a wealth of fine timbers maturing and gathering dust all around the country. We can only hope they don't get lost and mistaken for fire wood!

Kind Regards
 

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Tony, Thank you for your reply. I will jot down your info regarding blades. At some stage I will attempt a Band Saw Box, ( a nice easy one though )

Kind regards,

Cliff.
 
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