Plywood Tsunami Bandsaw Box

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Project by James posted 06-25-2009 02:16 AM 4031 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Lois Ventura design, and using plywood was Allornothumb’s idea, but i had to try it out cause it looked cool.

Plywood is scraps, laminated into a block. Finish is Watco Medium Walnut Danish Oil, 2 coats wipe on poly, and 1 coat of paste wax. Inside is lined with some blue self-adhering felt.

Working with plywood is usually not my thing, but the plys do look pretty cool when they are sanded real good and polished up.

All comments welcome.

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#1 posted 06-25-2009 02:27 AM

looks like you are starting to have some fun in the shop .
just keep it up ,
its like practicing the piano ,
it gets better as you go along !
i like the velvet .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-25-2009 02:28 AM

Looks good. You did a good job of hiding the kerf to get it started.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 06-25-2009 02:43 AM

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#4 posted 06-25-2009 02:54 AM

The ply adds striping that it really profound. Keep up the great work!

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

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#5 posted 06-25-2009 03:31 AM

I once had a commercial job where all the ply wood edges were exposed and finished. No edge tape. It kinda drove me nuts at first and I thought it looked funny, But I got to say the finish project is quite nice.

Hey sometimes we work with whats near us. Never mind the 30 mins to the lumber yard. Ply wood is always the best to practice with. Thats normally the pile i start in….

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#6 posted 06-25-2009 04:01 AM

That is really a neat idea! Clever and you get a bit of a suprise when you open it up.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#7 posted 06-25-2009 05:07 AM

Good job, James. Never thought about using plywood for a box, but you carried it off real good.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#8 posted 06-25-2009 05:11 PM

Looks pretty good there my fellow Hoosier! I have been thinking about facing the edge of the plywood towards the front so the waves on the top would expose the plywood levels. If you try that, post it. I’m A little short on time right now.

-- enjoy your wood...

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