Bandsaw Box Bandit #5: Its all finished except the finish

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Blog entry by Walnut_Weasel posted 08-09-2009 04:21 PM 2531 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I was finally able to finish my second box yesterday. That is, everything is finished but the finish…

I went to Home Depot to get some clear oil, and for some reason the crappy depot here in our small town does not carry it! I knew I should have bought some when I was at Lowes earlier in the week! Oh and I still need to buy flocking for the inside. That is also impossible to find in this small town. I guess it is time to buy it online! I have also noticed that I need to work on my camera skills, the attached images are a bit “grainy”.
Box 02 03

Box 02 04

It was an adventurous weekend. My goal this Saturday was to wake up early and get the sanding and final assembly complete on this box. I figured that by the time that was all finished, the morning dew would be burnt off the grass and I could get the mowing finished up before noon and avoid the 90 degree heat. Unfortunately for me, when I went out into our attached garage, shutting the door behind me, I found that my wonderful wife had locked the door. Not to mention she had just left for work and would not be back home until after 1 pm. So, instead of getting the mowing finished early I was forced to keep myself busy in front of the bandsaw! (Sucks eh?) With two of the lid style bandsaw boxes now under my belt I decided to try my hand at a simple drawer style box. This if what I have so far. All that is left is figuring out a way to remove the glue squeeze-out inside the, sanding (lots of it) and finish. One thing I will have to really work out on this box is figuring out a way to sand the drawer to mask the large gap around it left by the saw kerf. Notice I am choosing to not put a drawer pull but instead undercut the back of the box so that the drawer hangs out slightly on the left side. I will post more pictures later. At the rate I am going I will be applying finish to all 3 boxes I have made so far at the same time!

Box 03 01

-- James -

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#1 posted 08-09-2009 04:48 PM

Quite nice style and method
... to get out of the mowing. :-)

I’ve been following these band saw box postings… now I need to get started… first step in the project? Get a band saw.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 08-09-2009 04:49 PM

Beautiful!! Since your wonderful wife scored the wood – I bet she’ll get the first one! I know you mentioned flocking – Why? Walnut is so very beautilful inside and out… Just a thought

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#3 posted 08-09-2009 04:54 PM

Very Cool!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 08-09-2009 04:56 PM

Just read Corlynne’s comment and I must say that I do not feel the need to flock the inside of small boxes. In fact, I have not flocked anything.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 08-09-2009 05:04 PM

Dustyal – My bandsaw is really the only good tool I have and so far I am happy it was my first choice. What a flexible tool!! Some time in the near(er) future I want to try to tackle a table with it. Ken made a great table that could be made completely on the bandsaw that has inspired me.

Carolynne – My wife made claim to them before I made the first cut! As for the flocking, since these are my first boxes and I found the wood for them at such a cheep price, I wanted to try it out and see what results I get. I would hate to try it later on a very time intensive and expensive piece to be UN-happily surprised. But it is very tempting to leave them as is. As you can tell by my screen name, I would agree that walnut is one of the best pieces of wood around!

Thanks to all for the supportive feedback!

-- James -

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 02:31 AM

I finally threw some finish on the second box. I added it to my projects.

-- James -

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#7 posted 08-23-2009 12:31 AM

Well done it looks great

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