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This is my second flag box to make as the first one sold, I used Walnut to resemble the blue, mahognay to resemble the red, spalted hackberry to resemble the white and spalted hackberry for the inlayed star I used my scroll saw for the inlay, it has 7 drawers with one hidden making 8 drawers, two of the large drawers also have partitions. it measures 8" H x 11" W x 3" D

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That is one real neat box. Great planning on the color scheme. For the inlay, did you cut them together at an angle or separately and fit the star in?

...................Jim
 

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Very impressive - love the mixed woods!

It would have been FAR easier to simply slap some paint on this - the effort you put into this is FAR better!

-bob
 

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Very nice! A glue-up of smaller boxes. That's a great way to get around the limitations on the size of the band saw. I will have to try a project like this. Thank you for sharing.
 

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Jim, I first cut the star out by spray glueing a pre drawn star over the wood using scroll saw, I then used the face plate with the star cut already as a templete to cut the star from the hackberry, penciled inside the star onto the hackberry then used the bandsaw to cut the star, I then fit and glued it in with wood glue, to fill in the voids I made a paste using wood glue on wax paper with walnut sawdust mixed together and filled in the voids/cracks.

Bob yep that'd been way to easy :) only I'd went with paint grade popular for paint. Myself I just can't see covering up nice grade wood with of diferent color. Thanks

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Art no actually I glued all pieces together first, it fit just fine with room to spare between the back support and the blade via turn radious of course I had to move the fence out of the way :) but you're right if it had been something of larger size. :)
 

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I'm gonna call ya "bandsaw-box-blackie"... Your bs boxes are awesome! This one is really super. I likes it alot.
 

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Very Cool! I've got a couple of good friends in TX who would love one of these. Well Done!
 

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Another great one, Blackie. I'm certain that you will have no trouble selling this one too.
 

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You're getting better at these all the time. Putting a new level on the bandsaw boxes. Good job!
 

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You're getting better at these all the time. Putting a new level on the bandsaw boxes. Good job!
 

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I like that allot Blackie….I can tell you are having a ball making these boxes as I am. The largest problem I have making these is finding the needed wood. There isn't nearly the amount of wood here in the Islands as on the Mainland. That is why I use so much Koa, Mango and Monkey Pod, it's grown here. Thanks for sharing your designs
 

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Blkackie, is that a finger hole in the top drawer?
 

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Larry, not a finger hole, just a knot in the wood. :)
 

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Hi Tony

Well I'm always in a continuing battle to re-invent and improve on my skills and box making, as I've mentioned before, you and donna have been a tremendous help and so not real sure just yet if this is my signature close enough though it sure seems popular and very well liked.

Right now I'm taking what you brought to me about slicing both the front and back off the box and so I'm dabbing into making mens and young men's Valet bandsaw boxes using this method, have one ready for finishing and another on the workbench.
 

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Randy- this box is very unlike either my boxes or Tony's boxes- therefore you have a style. Relish your style.
 

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That turned out very nice. I'm not sure how you glued up your blank but I suspect you used thick blocks rather than boards? Some Texan will hop on that in a hurry.
 

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Hey Blackie, congrats on making it into the top 3 projects. Did you say you are cutting the backs AND fronts off the box when you are building? I know the cracked box is built this way, but I have not tried this in other boxes. How do you find this works better for you?
 
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