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KenB259

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It’s that time of year again. Time for some ribbon boxes. I have shown some of these here before. All that I had were sold. These two were specially ordered so they too are sold. The main part of the boxes are maple and the ribbon is aromatic cedar and hickory.
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I am just amazed with the talent that our members exhibit. Beautifully done. I can see why they sold out. Thank you for sharing.

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Once again good to see these and job well done. I believe you said you do them with your bandsaw. I have done smaller versions years ago on my scrollsaw. They have been around awhile. I am sure they will be well received. Nice mix of woods too.
 

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Once again good to see these and job well done. I believe you said you do them with your bandsaw. I have done smaller versions years ago on my scrollsaw. They have been around awhile. I am sure they will be well received. Nice mix of woods too.

Bandsaw, drill press and router table and I do the final outside shaping on a small 1 inch belt sander. Also do some ID shaping on a spindle shaper. Well I was wondering what to make next and I got another order for two of these so I know what I’ll be making.


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Bandsaw, drill press and router table and I do the final outside shaping on a small 1 inch belt sander. Also do some ID shaping on a spindle shaper. Well I was wondering what to make next and I got another order for two of these so I know what I’ll be making.


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Thanks. I thought so. Many people use a bandsaw. It is always good to do something different in the shop that gets away from pens. I just like making things. At one time I bought many books on lavish boxes and was going to really get into making special one of a kind boxes and sell at my shows. I saw a vendor once that made some really outstanding boxes and fell in love with the idea. So like many of my attempts I go hog wild and bought fancy router bits, books for design ideas and never really got started. My mind drifts so much and I just can not settle on one idea. I have said here many times I get bored quickly and need to move on. That is why I do not make many pens. I do them in batches when the urge hits me. I started out this year with that feeling and then started working on my house and that feeling went away and now I am trying to rekindle the fire being in the shop and playing around with the 20 some pens I have started on the bench. Slow process but getting some done.

Anyway again nice work on those. I will say if you were adept at using a scrollsaw you would eliminate the sanding and shaping. Scrollsaw cuts smooth lines. Another tool I used with making the ribbons was an oscillating drum sander. Handy tool to have.
 

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Thanks. I thought so. Many people use a bandsaw. It is always good to do something different in the shop that gets away from pens. I just like making things. At one time I bought many books on lavish boxes and was going to really get into making special one of a kind boxes and sell at my shows. I saw a vendor once that made some really outstanding boxes and fell in love with the idea. So like many of my attempts I go hog wild and bought fancy router bits, books for design ideas and never really got started. My mind drifts so much and I just can not settle on one idea. I have said here many times I get bored quickly and need to move on. That is why I do not make many pens. I do them in batches when the urge hits me. I started out this year with that feeling and then started working on my house and that feeling went away and now I am trying to rekindle the fire being in the shop and playing around with the 20 some pens I have started on the bench. Slow process but getting some done.

Anyway again nice work on those. I will say if you were adept at using a scrollsaw you would eliminate the sanding and shaping. Scrollsaw cuts smooth lines. Another tool I used with making the ribbons was an oscillating drum sander. Handy tool to have.

I know what you mean about scroll sawing them. I bought my wife a really nice one but for a reason I can’t even figure out, I just don’t enjoy scrolling.


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