Bandsaw Box Bandit

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Blog series by Walnut_Weasel updated 08-09-2009 04:21 PM 5 parts 17285 reads 22 comments total

Part 1: My First Bandsaw Box

07-31-2009 03:35 AM by Walnut_Weasel | 11 comments »

I have recently taken the first step into becoming a serious woodworker – spending more than $500 on a single tool. I competed in and won a “biggest loser” contest at work, raking in $650! Needless to say, after all of that hard work I felt the need to spoil myself so I went out and bought a Jet 14” closed stand bandsaw. This is the first project I have started with it. It is just a simple little bandsaw box that I cut out free-hand not paying much attention to get...

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Part 2: My Second Bandsaw Box - Day 1

07-31-2009 11:38 PM by Walnut_Weasel | 3 comments »

Well today I began work on my second bandsaw box. I am going to make a box very similar to the first (see Bandsaw Box Bandit #1) but this time I have a few ideas to overcome some of the problems I encountered while making the first box. However, just 3 cuts in I realized the root cause of one of my problems. I began by cross cutting the board to proper length. Then I made the first arced cut to form the top of the lid. Finally I made a second arced cut to form the bottom of the lid. T...

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Part 3: Attempt #2, the saw is fixed

08-03-2009 02:00 PM by Walnut_Weasel | 1 comment »

Well I finally made a trip to Woodcraft and purchased some zero-clearance made by Carter. All and all I am pretty happy with them. $10 for 3 inserts and they fit well. However what I quickly learned about zero-clearance inserts is that they do tend to impact the removal of saw dust. There was a LOT more dust on the table of the bandsaw than when I was not using the inserts; but overall they performed as expected. I have the box completely cut out and rough sanded and glued. All that i...

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Part 4: My Second Bandsaw Box - Day 1 Photos and Details

08-04-2009 12:17 AM by Walnut_Weasel | 0 comments »

Here is something I tried out this time to get a nice tight fit between the curved lid and the box. It seemed to work out very well. First, I cut out the curved lid off of the box on the bandsaw – Self explanatory Then I sanded out all of the saw marks on the box with 80 then 100 grit. Then I turned that rough-sanded box into a sanding block by tightly wrapping a piece of 80 grit around it. Then I layed the lid on top of the box and sanded from side to side (hold you breath) AG...

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Part 5: Its all finished except the finish

08-09-2009 04:21 PM by Walnut_Weasel | 7 comments »

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 wo...

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