Alowood Circular Box

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Project by Durnik150 posted 05-11-2009 03:04 AM 1566 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alowood again. See my other project Alowood Ebony Box for details on the wood itself.

I had not used much of the Alowood in the first box so I thought I would try another idea, my own this time instead of a published pattern. I was kind of going for the mantle clock look but I kept the base too narrow. Something to remember next time around!

At first I did nothing to keep the drawer from spinning like a clothes dryer. My daughter thought this was an excellent way to booby-trap it so no one could get in without you knowing. All the stuff in the drawer would spill out the bottom. As much as I thought that was creative, I didn’t intend the box to be a trick box. So, I attached a thin (1/16” wide) strip of wood about 3” long to the bottom of the drawer. This strip rides in the entry/exit kerf created by the band saw when cutting out the drawer. It doesn’t impede the drawer from sliding out at all. But it does block the drawer from spinning.

I thought the square pull in a pewter finish was a contrast to the circular drawer. Kind of a woodworker’s inside joke. Not a good joke, but a joke nonetheless. The finish is thinned polyurethane, 3 coats.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#1 posted 05-11-2009 03:21 AM

Another unique band saw box looks great


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#2 posted 05-11-2009 11:42 PM

Well done. Round drawers can be a challenge, using magnets at the back of the drawer may overcome the spinning issue?

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 06:31 PM

That’s a great box!

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