I Used My Christmas Tree To Make Two Boxes!

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
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    In this video I'm making two small boxes using wood from my Christmas tree. the boxes measure 3" tall x 4" long x 4" deep. The design is inspired by Michael Pekovich's book "The Why And How Of Woodworking".
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Comments • 312

  • Misha Udalov
    Misha Udalov 2 months ago

    Hi))This is cool!!But..why don't you play music in the background?

  • hendu3270
    hendu3270 3 months ago

    What brand router plane are you using? Boxes turned out great!

  • Jordan Eyre
    Jordan Eyre 3 months ago

    This video felt... sticky... lol

  • Fred Laroche
    Fred Laroche 3 months ago

    No nonsense, just really well shown and well documented. Gonna check out more content and i might just sub!

  • Light Roast Coffee
    Light Roast Coffee 4 months ago

    Boxes are cool. The boxes you make are super cool! 😁

  • William Ellis
    William Ellis 4 months ago

    Really neat boxes. I've used the lid trick at the router table before. When you do, put spacers in the kerf for safety as you go around the box.

  • Kimberly Rizzo
    Kimberly Rizzo 4 months ago

    Wow, I bet your house smelled like Christmas while you were baking that wood!

  • saxman362
    saxman362 4 months ago

    I'm always wondering what your wife thinks of all the things you create. Is she always amazed? Just curious

  • Kurtis Corcoran
    Kurtis Corcoran 4 months ago

    Ohhhh shit
    Instant regret when he put branches everywhere in his workshop

  • Gary miller
    Gary miller 4 months ago

    ive washed a foxes tail in the washer so in game, how long did you oven dry for and what temp ??

  • antonio cerda
    antonio cerda 4 months ago

    Go Spurs Go

  • outside the box
    outside the box 4 months ago


  • Bill Wlo
    Bill Wlo 4 months ago

    No safety glasses, must be a dumbass.

    SAL NEGRO 4 months ago

    Beautiful boxes. Great craftsmanship. I was afraid for you on the last part when you mentioned crossing the fingers to see if you would actually come up with a lid. Glad you did. Cheers mate.

  • Deer-the other red meat

    Why is this so memorizing.....love the close captioned.....and just sound of you working.....you make it look easy....great workmanship.

  • THX 1138
    THX 1138 4 months ago

    Gee, we thought we were clever taking a slice off the bottom of the trunk each year as a memento. . .

  • Jerry Herndon
    Jerry Herndon 4 months ago

    What do you call that tool at 7:53?

  • Kendra Vita
    Kendra Vita 4 months ago

    chewbacca at 6:00

  • boostspike
    boostspike 4 months ago

    2:43 for a few seconds, though u were playing jingle bell.

  • Lanie Collins
    Lanie Collins 4 months ago

    Talent and planning. Seriously amazed and impressed.

  • Ethan Harris
    Ethan Harris 4 months ago

    I can't imagine having all of these tools. I fond this channel that is all about building a workshop on a limited budget. Here is the link to their vid: thexvid.com/video/exL2Pk7pNyg/video.html

  • Alan Inu No Tomodachi
    Alan Inu No Tomodachi 4 months ago

    I love it. One time I took a Christmas tree and cut it into boars and I loved the great smell of the pine. Good job.

  • ben rudman
    ben rudman 4 months ago

    Man I love watching you do hand tool work. It’s so satisfying.
    I dig the raised panel lid, the splines. And that was a very slick way to cut the top!
    Thanks for the effort it takes to make this content! You are definitely one of my favorites.

    BIOBRAUSE TM 4 months ago

    I know exactly what you mean. Carving this kind of wood is a pine in the ass.

  • HippoandBear Makes
    HippoandBear Makes 4 months ago

    I could have made these too if I had a fancy kitchen kiln like yours 🤣 and also thinking 🤔 about it, a real tree 🎄. Boxes came out lovely. Nice work 👍

  • Vito Scatigno
    Vito Scatigno 4 months ago

    How much was the electric bill after making those two little boxes?

  • Dwayne Poff
    Dwayne Poff 4 months ago

    New to the channel. Good off the Land sent me over.
    Ha, and here I was, giving myself a "pat on the back" for taking my Christmas tree to the curb.
    Glad I subscribed!
    New to woodworking. More like a weekend (at best) garage woodworker...
    Soooooo many questions on how you dried the wood.......

  • SimplexHeart 608
    SimplexHeart 608 4 months ago

    Quien vino por Un poco de todo?

  • tallbeard
    tallbeard 4 months ago

    Thank for this wonderfull idea, i happen to have 2 christmass trees that people left in the small piece of ''forrest'' near my house so i will give it a shot :)

  • Scriptminer
    Scriptminer 4 months ago

    That's a really interesting idea!

  • This'n that
    This'n that 4 months ago

    Aaaaahhhhh!!!! Lay that planer on its side when setting it down!!! Oh man!!!

  • Ben Ruppert
    Ben Ruppert 4 months ago +5

    My three year old daughter watched this with me and saw the “Andy Rawls” sign on the wall.
    “Daddy, does that say ‘workshop’?”
    “That says his name.”
    “Oh. ....Is his name ‘Workshop’?”

    • Alycia Creager
      Alycia Creager 4 months ago

      She sounds exactly like my youngest sister when she was really little. So smart, yet so innocent 😂

    • Dwayne Poff
      Dwayne Poff 4 months ago

      "May as well be sweetie."
      Would have been my reply. Lol

  • Clive Bindley
    Clive Bindley 4 months ago +1

    You should have done this the day after Christmas Day, That's Boxing Day after all!😉🤣

  • Khalid Al-Ajmi
    Khalid Al-Ajmi 5 months ago

    didn't get the idea of the trimmed cover!!!

  • Tony Ennis
    Tony Ennis 5 months ago

    When I am edge jointing, I like to edge the mating pieces simultaneously. Keeps them fitting perfectly even when I am not.

  • Hendac Teslar
    Hendac Teslar 5 months ago

    Nicely done. You just have got a new subscriber. Your workshop is amazing and the powertools are silent (probably due the distance to the mic). I really enjoyed the video format. Pure focus to the process, no talking at all, and information if needed through the captio. Keep up that work.

  • fadeddenims501
    fadeddenims501 5 months ago

    You are a real artist. I enjoyed watching.

  • Max Ejnar
    Max Ejnar 5 months ago

    how can i put this gently. Dude you got too much sparetime

  • cdouglas1942
    cdouglas1942 5 months ago

    For the flat bottom on your spline slot, do you use part of your dado stack or something else? And thanks for the reminder on the coordinated dados for box tops. I'd forgotten.

  • bikerblues16
    bikerblues16 5 months ago

    That's awesome!

  • Hans de Groot
    Hans de Groot 5 months ago

    Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

  • james comstock
    james comstock 5 months ago

    Let me guess you want a box for Christmas and didn't get it so use the damn tree

  • james comstock
    james comstock 5 months ago

    Go through all that work it would seem to me that you would use a dovetail

  • Гаврил Черепанов

    Наш мужик изолента синяя,спалился

  • ptudor63
    ptudor63 5 months ago

    Nice video, nice job, nice shop.

  • Irish Tech
    Irish Tech 5 months ago

    love the way you made the boxes whole then cut them out cool method would love a tutorial

  • mojorizn72
    mojorizn72 5 months ago

    A woodworking channel without annoying music! Subbed brother.

  • Uriel Valdez
    Uriel Valdez 5 months ago

    I love the fact that you didn’t just throw your christmas tree away!

  • Larry Watkins
    Larry Watkins 5 months ago

    Those are so cool, what a great way to remember the holiday!

  • makwabid69
    makwabid69 5 months ago

    Glad to see something useful down with it, rather than the landfill or out a power generator chimney.

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jones 5 months ago

    That's great!

  • Kyle Runyan
    Kyle Runyan 5 months ago

    that is an AWESOME trick with the lids! I would love to see a video going through this process in more detail!

  • Raza
    Raza 5 months ago

    yet another mute video. what a horrible trend

  • J DeWitt
    J DeWitt 5 months ago

    That looks like spruce or fir, not pine. EDIT: But your point still stands-- it's not hardwood.

  • Gerald Spratley
    Gerald Spratley 5 months ago

    How long did you need to dry the wood?

  • Matt Matthews
    Matt Matthews 5 months ago

    I'm subscribing after watching one video because of the Spurs flag in the background! Go Spurs go!

  • Dans Maker Place
    Dans Maker Place 5 months ago

    Great project! I was wondering how long you put the wood in your kiln for?

  • Scott Hixson
    Scott Hixson 5 months ago

    Unreal Andy, once again. I absolutely your Christmas tree wooden mallet build that I’ve been so inspired this year and I save my Christmas tree to make something out of it. You’re creativity this year has given me new ideas. I think you are a trailblazer and I really appreciate the way that you fabricate your creations. Well done sir.

  • Karen Session
    Karen Session 5 months ago

    Nice Shop!!

  • yard farmer
    yard farmer 5 months ago

    My dad would of been pissed if I were to set the plane down on the work bench blade down. Always set it down on its side. I sure miss him!

  • Jeff Bateman
    Jeff Bateman 5 months ago

    And to quote SNL.... “You put your WEED in there!”

  • Kevin Zoid
    Kevin Zoid 5 months ago +2

    Damn, what a great idea! And I tossed my beautiful tree out 3 days ago. Why did I not think of this? I have to get my game on. Thank you Andy for a great idea next year! I like how you screw up and curse out loud, this is EXACTLY how I work. Same thing. Even when I cook, lol.

  • Michael Mercier
    Michael Mercier 5 months ago

    Nice shop.

  • Lantern Lab
    Lantern Lab 5 months ago

    FYI, it's not pine. It's either spruce or fir, probably fir.

  • Tommy Hammernots
    Tommy Hammernots 5 months ago

    Like I don’t have enough shit to do.

  • Henry Robinson
    Henry Robinson 5 months ago

    Ingenious lid!

  • Ron Jones
    Ron Jones 5 months ago +4

    36 years ago I decided to make a Christmas ornament from our tree that would then hang on the next tree. The tradition endures. Some have Christmas themes but many commemorate an event from that year such as birth and deaths, graduations, wedding, retirements, etc. All have a date on them for the year that tree was used. Now a large percentage of the ornaments on our tree are wood with a natural finish.

  • dahveed284
    dahveed284 5 months ago

    You had a kiln in the shed and you still you used HER oven? The next couple of casseroles are gonna taste a little piny. I hope you filled one of those boxes up with jewelry for her.
    Next year you'll need to get a bigger tree.

  • Scotty R
    Scotty R 5 months ago

    use some clamps!

  • thebigzor
    thebigzor 5 months ago

    Nice job Andy!

  • GregBbl Ggl
    GregBbl Ggl 5 months ago

    Lovely work and great upcycling. Nice way for hobbyists to explore milling with tools many own. If I had appropriate metal working tools I would try this with our artificial tree. Lol.

  • Shane Winston
    Shane Winston 5 months ago +10

    I really was confused about how you were going to open the box but then after going back and watching what was done I am super amazed. Love the content keep up the great work.

    • Shane Winston
      Shane Winston 5 months ago +1

      An oddly enough the no talking in the subtitles is very relaxing and still entertaining. I really do appreciate your Channel

  • gbman2k
    gbman2k 5 months ago

    Hey Andy, what was the router plane that you used, I haven’t seen that one before?

  • woodstoney
    woodstoney 5 months ago

    Those boxes turned out really great...Wooden you know it! Very creative!! ;)

  • Hey I'm a Maker
    Hey I'm a Maker 5 months ago

    These look great!
    I think I missed it, but sorta think I know how you made the box lids fit.
    Do you have another video showing how that all went down?
    In my mind, you cut half the depths on the inside, and then half the depth on the outside when you released the lid but I'm not sure.

  • Darkknight1238
    Darkknight1238 5 months ago

    The closed captions was a really smart thing to include.

  • wojomojo
    wojomojo 5 months ago +4

    Thumbs up, but how long did it take to clean the resin off your blade? 😉

  • Ian Swanbeck
    Ian Swanbeck 5 months ago

    I love this project.

  • donibeh
    donibeh 5 months ago

    The moment you realize that it takes an entire (ok small) tree to produce 2 little boxes.

  • Timothy Cormier
    Timothy Cormier 5 months ago

    That! Is a super cool idea 💡our tree is still out back and you’ve got the little hamster in my head running on his wheel

  • Jimmy Tremblay
    Jimmy Tremblay 5 months ago

    Great final product!
    That table saw is SICK!

  • Lass-in Angeles
    Lass-in Angeles 5 months ago

    Brilliant! How very clever. I will use one of the trees the neighbors tossed out since I don't buy live trees any more. Trees are for birds, not decor.
    1. I wish you had said how long you cooked the wood to dry it out. I thought it took years?
    2. What is that wood shaving hand tool called at 8:07?
    Elegant boxes, very nice details!

  • L K
    L K 5 months ago

    Don’t know why 63 people would not like this 😒. It’s a super cool idea Andy. And makes something lasting out of wood that normally gets ground up or thrown away.

  • 1zanglang
    1zanglang 5 months ago

    Port side and Starboard side...

  • Chilly Willy
    Chilly Willy 5 months ago

    Your channel makes me want to become a carpenter. My grandpa used to do it as a hobby but I just don't know where to start.

  • O'Beezee
    O'Beezee 5 months ago

    You make it look to easy and amazing, well done.

  • Dakota WoodWorx
    Dakota WoodWorx 5 months ago

    Where, what how did you get a band saw of that size? Wow!!! Impressive. Great project btw.

  • Top Rod
    Top Rod 5 months ago

    Will you be making wooden eggs for Easter? Maybe glue up different types of wood for the dyed effect.. 👍 🇬🇧

  • Donald Cotnoir
    Donald Cotnoir 5 months ago

    When you tell your wife her gift is already under the tree 🌲

  • Mickey Moore
    Mickey Moore 5 months ago

    Been doing boxes for years. Making the that inner groove before assembly is something I had never thought of. Always did them afterwards with a hand router. Thanks for the unsaid tip.

  • marsha831
    marsha831 5 months ago

    Beautiful! This is why kids should all get shop, art and math in school. DIY is practical and necessary.

    TECH NERD 5 months ago

    Christmas tree- "AM I JOKE TO YOU?"

  • Thad Williams
    Thad Williams 5 months ago

    You should have removed the branches outside, just sayin'. Cool vid.

  • chansa64
    chansa64 5 months ago

    A perfect excuse for him. “Honey, watch the kids. I have 2 big boxes to finish.”

  • Earth Shaker
    Earth Shaker 5 months ago

    seeing you pop the lid from the body after making them all in one piece was like a magic trick. well done!

  • Paul Meyers
    Paul Meyers 5 months ago

    Spend a little time in the shop do ya?

  • Intercept.0
    Intercept.0 5 months ago

    You should build a miniature Noah’s ark.

  • Cipher Oceanus
    Cipher Oceanus 5 months ago

    You have way too much time on your hands... And too much stuff...

  • Favio R
    Favio R 5 months ago

    what a great and fun project!

  • Bill Allmon
    Bill Allmon 5 months ago

    Note to self,de limb tree outside