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Bandsaw box #14

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Project by Macj posted 04-18-2020 05:15 PM 609 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Retirement present for PICU nurse. First project attempt in 3 years d/t MVA. Getting slowly back in the saddle.





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wncguy

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#1 posted 04-18-2020 07:00 PM

Another really nice execution. Looks like you used a combo of your interior woods (maple & purple heart?) for the pulls.
What’s the exterior wood… a burled walnut? Is the bottom drawer also divided?

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

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Macj

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#2 posted 04-18-2020 07:36 PM

The interior wood is maple, purple heart and 1/16” strips of cherry between them. The outer wood is Pau Ferro (Bolivian Rosewood). The bottom drawer is also divided. Just uploaded a picture of it. The handles are 3/8” thick purple heart with 1/16” strips of cherry and maple. Wanted to tie the handles in to the rest of the laminated look. Normally I just use maple for the pulls but, in my designs #12 and this one I went for a different look. I did the flocking in burgundy.

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#3 posted 04-18-2020 07:49 PM

That is a beauty!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 04-18-2020 08:09 PM

All your boxes are out of this world. I have always liked those basic designs

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Duff

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#5 posted 04-19-2020 01:48 AM

That’s awesome! How do you keep your reveal around the drawers so perfect?

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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Macj

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#6 posted 04-19-2020 02:07 AM

Believe it or not, on the bottom of the drawers have 2 strips of very thin felt pads (loony store type) so the drawers slide out smoothly. The felt pads are placed strategically to ensure the reveal is even. That can take me sometimes up to 10-20 minutes to decide where to place and does it look good. There is a lot of dry runs with strips being tried on different spots on the drawer bottoms before the final placement.

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Duff

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#7 posted 04-19-2020 02:57 PM

Thanks macj!

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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mel52

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#8 posted 04-20-2020 03:45 AM

Beautiful box and the grain in the wood is spectacular. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Duff

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#9 posted 04-20-2020 11:36 AM

It is beautiful

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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wncguy

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#10 posted 04-20-2020 01:26 PM

Appreciate the added info on the woods.
I also use felt to align my drawers but use “dots” instead of strips since I don’t have many with unique drawer shapes.
In addition I put dots in the inside back of the box behind the drawers to get the fronts flush with the box.

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bugradx2

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#11 posted 04-20-2020 03:44 PM

just gorgeous, nice job

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