St Louis box from David Picciuto's book

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Project by Skatergirl46 posted 02-08-2017 03:10 AM 1509 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second St. Louis box. This one is made from Walnut, Maple, Padauk, and the drawer pull is Bloodwood. I made it according to the instructions in the book except for one thing. I made small rails from a 1/4” dowel that I split down the middle on my bandsaw. I glued the dowel halves on the part of the bottom of the recess for the drawer, where it slides. This evened out the space around the drawer made by the saw kerf. The finish is water based polyurethane that I buffed and waxed. I added small grippy rubber feet to the bottom.

-- I'm happiest when I have wheels on my feet or sawdust in my hair.

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#1 posted 02-08-2017 03:33 AM

Very creative! Love the combo of woods.


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#2 posted 02-08-2017 03:14 PM

That finish is great, awesome job

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#3 posted 02-08-2017 05:56 PM

Awesome choice of woods. The overall look is very sleek and refined. Nice spin on the typical bandsaw box.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 02-08-2017 07:14 PM

Very nice. Great choice and arrangement of those beautiful woods. I’ll second Notw… the finish is awesome.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 02-08-2017 11:22 PM

This box is such an outstanding piece and is beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-09-2017 03:47 PM

Thanks guys! I appreciate your comments.

-- I'm happiest when I have wheels on my feet or sawdust in my hair.

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