Watch Box #2 - Walnut & Purpleheart

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Project by Iggy2000 posted 12-15-2017 05:22 PM 1029 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second box made from walnut and purpleheart…...btw I’m using an old 40-50 year old 12” Craftsman bandsaw for my boxes, I’m thinking of asking Santa for a new 14” bandsaw for Christmas this year….any suggestions?

-- Phil

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#1 posted 12-15-2017 05:34 PM

Phil! This is great, absolutely beautiful!

-- Frank, Washington State,

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#2 posted 12-15-2017 06:38 PM

Great boxes Phil. I recently bought the Rikon when it was on sale at Woodcraft. Love it!


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#3 posted 12-16-2017 02:06 PM

Both very nicely done. I really like the “curved” drawer fronts, I do not recall seeing that before.
If you don’t mind sharing, what approach did you use to do them.

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

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#4 posted 12-16-2017 02:14 PM

They are both great, I sorta lean towards this one. I like bandsaw boxes but don’t seem to get around to making them much.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 12-16-2017 03:29 PM

Phil, I also love this box. It shows a lot of wonderful details and fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 12-16-2017 05:52 PM

Great shapes and colour combinations on you boxes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-16-2017 10:36 PM

wncguy, I took the drawer ‘blocks’ with flat faces and curved the fronts on the bandsaw before doing anything else. I just marked each edge about 1/2” back from the front face and traced a curve to follow. Next I sliced off the front face as you normally would but thicker than usual to go about 1/8” past the laminate glue line. (I added another photo above). I did not slice off the back drawer piece, instead I traced the outline onto another piece of 3/4” stock and cut that, then I cut out the drawer opening and glued the front and the new back onto the drawer. I used a spindle sander to smooth the front curve and the rest of the drawer. The new back piece brought the face of the drawer forward beyond the front of the box. I then used my jointer to plane the back of the drawer with multiple passes until the drawer fit just where I wanted it. Hope that all makes sense…....

-- Phil

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#8 posted 12-17-2017 02:58 PM

Phil – thank you so much for the reply/info. I’m in the process of wrapping my brain around it to understand. Think I am getting there. So the key to having the box extend is making a thicker back to drawer & that provides the extension?... Funny, I was trying to figure out the screws… then Duh, for the handle stupid.
By the way I have a Rikon 10-325 & like it.

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

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#9 posted 12-18-2017 02:21 AM

Wncguy, yes exactly – an extra piece on the back of the drawer to extend the front out – and rather than trying to calculate the thickness to give desired depth I made it intentionally large and then planed it down. If you don’t have a jointer you could resaw that back piece after the front curve has been sanded to your liking. Another side benefit to this design is that the interior drawer size ends up being a little bigger front-to-back and allows 2 mens watches to lay in there side by side. Glad you like it.

-- Phil

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