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Project by bushmaster posted 03-24-2018 04:19 AM 2882 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I set about making another driftwood bandsaw box, after designing and making the one in the previous post, it had a number of steps to complete it. This one is much simpler to make and lends itself to larger bulky pieces. I didn’t take many pictures along the way as I was just having too much fun, there is only basically only one secret to consider, after that the process is the same as the standard bandsaw box. I did videotape the procedure and made 2 Utube video’s, the second one is how to put the flocking on the inside of the drawers, I share some idea’s you might want to consider in it too.
I started this driftwood bandsaw box by trimming the wood to a usable size, when it stands up it must fit under the guides of your bandsaw.
First step is to cut the back off the piece of driftwood as straight as possible, To make sure I had a flat surface so it would not rock on the bandsaw table I tacked a piece of thin plywood on the back. To get an idea of where I wanted the drawers I took a piece of cardboard the size of the driftwood front and drew where and the shape of the drawers, then figured out the flow of cutting directions.

This picture show the backside with the plywood tacked on and the result of cutting the drawers out from the front side. Once I had the drawer shapes and cutting directions figured out on paper, i just cut it free hand without any lines. Keep your drawer shapes within the cutting radius of your bandsaw blade and you will not get into an trouble.

Once you have this done, the rest is completed in the standard method for bandsaw box drawer construction.
Glue the back back on to complete the piece of driftwood, The drawers will need handles, I made these from short pieces of weathered branches. Drilled a hole in the center of a side, cut a gyproc screw off and epoxied it into the hole.

In the end I was quite satisfied with the process and outcome, my wife is pleased too, The last step is to apply flocking to the inside of the drawers, and then ready for display.

To learn more about the construction of this bandsaw box watch the following video.
To glean some idea’s on how to apply the flocking watch this video

Thanks for looking at this project, hope some of the idea’s I present expands your woodworking hobby,

Comments are always appreciated

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 03-24-2018 06:08 AM

Thank you Brian for another beaut bandsaw box – love the driftwood….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 03-24-2018 09:07 AM

Again, another great inovative design and execution…

And now for that proverbial question….

I use Yates Nature’s Way to kill off my aphids… how the hell do you eradicate those pesky miniature elephants? Elephants are cute… but their footprints in my peanut butter is unacceptable!

PS. Must admit I’m a flocking convert… love the finish and ease of application.

A while back I bit the bullet and bought a flocking gun…

I found that with the gun I can hold the piece in one hand and rotate it while applying the flock with the other (using the gun). Wastage/over-spill is about the same with both.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 03-24-2018 10:14 AM

Thanks, new ideas are always appreciated.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 03-24-2018 12:06 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#5 posted 03-24-2018 01:07 PM

You found some pretty interesting piece of wood! Very beautiful bandsaw drawer box. I like the contrast between outside and inside condition of that wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-24-2018 03:55 PM

hey Brian thanks for the video i like the band saw box sometime i would like to try flocking …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 03-24-2018 04:15 PM

- Sasha

AGAIN! And then AGAIN!

More amazing projects coming O’ “Grand Master”?

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 03-24-2018 06:06 PM

This is such a creative piece and beautifully done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 03-24-2018 10:21 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 03-24-2018 11:02 PM

Very cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 03-25-2018 02:36 AM

Very Nice Work & Well Done Brian!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#12 posted 03-25-2018 10:56 PM

That is a very cool bandsaw box. I like them made from rustic timber the best!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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