Shamrock shaped box! #2: It's all finished now.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 03-15-2008 12:50 AM 1836 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I guess I’ve been poking along on this project long enough now.

Here are some more pictures of my progress for you.
Sawing the Fonts, & backs of the drawers.

I drilled holes at the drawer bottoms, because of the short sawing radius.

Gluing the drawer fronts, & backs.

Originally I was going to saw the stem in one piece, but it’s impossible to get in that small area for finishing.

I mortised, & tenoned the stem on.

I carved some small Shamrocks for drawer pulls.

This is the end product.

I just lined the drawers with felt today.

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-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 03-15-2008 12:55 AM

Pretty cool, Dick! That came out great.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-15-2008 01:11 AM

Very nicely done. Get info on how it was made. Thanks for posting


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 01:35 AM

well done and I appreciate this blog. will try and make a bandsaw box soon.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 03-15-2008 01:43 AM

Cool Glad to see you got it done before Monday!

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#5 posted 03-15-2008 02:16 AM

That my friend is a classic! Looking at that makes the world Irish! GREAT Job!

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#6 posted 03-15-2008 02:39 AM

I think it is a fabulous job…...pretty neat. What kind of finish is on it? I just tried to buy outdoor varnish in small pint size. Went to 5 different places the sixth had a can, but only 1 brand.

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 03-15-2008 03:51 AM

I use a chemical free boiled linseed oil, & beeswax.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 03-15-2008 04:57 AM

Very nice, Dick! Your getting good at these bandsaw boxes!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 03-15-2008 05:00 AM

Dick. Did you use Green Wood. :>)

Looks great. Thanks for the progress pictures.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 03-15-2008 06:39 AM


Thanks for the construction photos. The box came out fine. And just in time for St. Patty’s day. Good timing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 03-15-2008 11:03 AM

Thanks for blogging this Dick. You do nice work.

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#12 posted 03-15-2008 11:37 AM

Really nice job – love the handles.

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#13 posted 03-15-2008 06:12 PM

Wow! Looks great, and just in time too!

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#14 posted 03-15-2008 07:32 PM

Hi Dick;

Very Cool!

Great work with your bandsaw.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 03-16-2008 09:16 PM

Dick that came out beautiful. Must be that new bandsaw is a winner. But that giant clover is just the thing for such a bonnie lass. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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