Bandsaw boxes are cool for many reasons but mostly because they look like they are hard to build. The reality is that they are easy to build if you know the “secret”. However, they are not so easy to design. These fish boxes are my favorite bandsaw boxes that I ever made. Note the really cool legs. The fish were fins were hand made while the laser was used to inlay the fish eyes.
The inside of the drawers are felted to complete the jewelry box feel. These boxes are made from local Rhode Island Black Walnut.
This four draw box made of “Tiger Eye” was my first bandsaw box. The design is not my own.
Laser engraved wooden awards are special. By using special woods like birds-eye maple, black walnut, cherry, and tiger maple these awards beat the run-of-the-mill stuff you get at the trophy store. These awards have been hand made for years by me and hang next to classic cars and bikes in garages across the region.
These fun little jewelry boxes are made of black walnut with maple spline joints. On the inside there is a maple till which can lift out. The top cover panel can be laser engraved mirror as shown or wood.
The assembled box makes a nice desktop piece.
The fishing lure coat hangar was made from a huge chunk of RI Walnut sawn on an antique sawmill powered by an antique tractor! For years I wondered what I could make from such a thick piece. 5 of these coatracks. They are hand painted and hand finished. Hooks are a modified cubicle coat hangar. The copper fins are made from copper flashing. These look great in any home or office with a fishing, seaside or cabin theme.
This is one of those cross-over projects. Is it a laser project or a woodworking project? It’s both! The wood is tiger maple finished dyed and finished with several coats of gunstock finishing oil. The pinwheel is hand carved and the “Heart of the Barn” logo of the Northford Timber Framers is inlay with many tiny pieces. Signs like this are a challenge to make but their warmth and appeal makes them almost irresistible to touch.
The latest revision is the Lynes sign:
The lynes sign has a curly birch lettering and a larger fan enlay. It has a rosewood heart with maple timbers. This sign has a unique bartop finish which I have never done before. it will be interesting to see how it holds up compared to other signs.