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Project by wncguy posted 05-22-2014 05:31 PM 2480 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a larger version of a box I’ve done before – this time with 4 drawers using walnut, maple & cherry. About 10” tall, 7” across at top & 5” deep. Was happy that I was able to get 3 segments in the top drawer, the 2 in second drawer. Finished with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal.

One box for my wife & 2 for my sisters in law (I married into a great, although sometimes nutty, family) I’ll take the extra box to the gallery & see if they want to carry it.

Interesting thing, after completing my sanding (Oh joy) I decided to try & darken the cherry some before finishing, so exposed to about 14 hours of direct sun here in Western NC. Worked great to get some quick color… but surprise – evidently the wood was not all the same moisture content so I had some very small “ridges” where the different woods were glued together. Nothing severe & hand sanded back out just fine without messing up the darker cherry.

Thanks for looking – and to those of you that have been an inspiration to me & provided your encouragement – thank you… you do know who you are!l

Happy holiday weekend – please remember the true meaning of Memorial Day – we owe so much to all that are of have served, but must always remember & never forget those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#1 posted 05-22-2014 05:40 PM

What width band saw blade did you use to make them? I like the contrast of wood species.

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#2 posted 05-22-2014 05:42 PM

Hello wncguy

Waouwwwww Very nice

Beautiful work

I love them

Your bandsaw is very big no?

Thanks for shraring

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 05-22-2014 05:56 PM

Very cool work. Always good to get along with the family.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-22-2014 06:22 PM

WOW these are awesome and from two of my favs also walnut and cherry

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 05-22-2014 07:13 PM

Very nice looking BS boxes. You are really having fun building those aren’t you. Hope they sell well for you in the Gallery. What price will you be asking?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 05-22-2014 10:33 PM

beautiful the contrast in the woods.i believe walnut looks good with just about any wood.thanks for sharing!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 05-22-2014 11:17 PM

Very nice boxes. went back through all your project. They arr all exceptionally nice’

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 05-23-2014 05:18 AM

Very Nice Indeed!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 05-23-2014 11:07 AM

Nice set of boxes.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#10 posted 05-23-2014 01:09 PM

TechTeacher – On these I used 3/8” blade to shape outside of thees boxes & 1/8” for thees drawers (wanted to get good curves on the segmented drawers). I also use the Carter Stabilizer for the drawers. I’ve also used 3/16” & 1/4” blades on other boxes.

Diggerjacks – I’m using a Rikon 10-325 bandsaw. It has about a 13” re-saw capability (I haven’t done anything over 8”, and about 13 1/2” throat on the bed. Runs a 111” blade.

Larry – I only sell through one gallery & it’s on consignment 55/45. Since there are so many artist/craftsman in this area (Asheville, NC) most of the places only do consignment. It’s Okay with me, as my son says it’s giggles & shit money – whatever the heck that means – I’m 69 & he’s 21 so we don’t always understand each
other :-). It does pay for my wood. Haven’t talked to the gallery yet, but guessing retail price on this one will be around $250.

Thanks to all for feedback.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#11 posted 05-23-2014 02:46 PM

I really like the look of these. Someday I’ll get/make a bandsaw and be able to do something that would look embarrassing against these.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#12 posted 05-23-2014 07:02 PM

Nice design, nice wood colours

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 05-23-2014 07:49 PM

Gorgeous band saw boxes! This is the kind of work that I aspire to. Great job.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 05-23-2014 09:10 PM

When are they going to get a “like” button so I can like your comments above and that of MrFid…?
Beautiful boxes. I just finished one yesterday and after viewing yours, I’m embarassed to upload the photos. Took me forEVER, too. THANKS. :)

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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