Bandsaw box #15

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Project by Macj posted 07-20-2020 05:22 PM 495 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New design, tough to spray the lacquer in some spots.

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#1 posted 07-20-2020 05:58 PM

Outstanding in so many ways.
The sanding must have been a bitch!

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#2 posted 07-20-2020 06:26 PM

Rasps are a bandsaw box makers best friend

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#3 posted 07-20-2020 07:52 PM

Art imitating woodwork. Beautiful.

-- Puddy and paint make me what a carpenter I aint.

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#4 posted 07-20-2020 08:20 PM

That is seriously intense.

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#5 posted 07-21-2020 01:40 AM

Beautiful! Very nice design, great finish

-- Doug, Ohio

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#6 posted 07-21-2020 05:21 AM

That’s one of the more beautiful bandsaw boxes I’ve seen. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 07-21-2020 04:13 PM

This is incredible from all angles! Nice glue-up, great design (that’s the part I struggle with), even gaps and shaping, and an impeccable finish! How do you lay down your lacquer?

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#8 posted 07-21-2020 05:59 PM

I use spray on lacquer high gloss sheen that you can pick up at any big box stores. With this type of curves there will always be a drip or more. So after, I sand the lacquer just like I do when finishing my floors. Sand from 400 grit up to 4000 then apply floor polish with a white sanding pad then buff.

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#9 posted 07-21-2020 06:40 PM

Holy cow, I agree that sanding that would be an exercise in patience. Rasps you say? Might have to check out a set..

Beautiful bandsaw box

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#10 posted 07-21-2020 07:24 PM

Probably the nicest bandsaw box I’ve seen to date. How do the drawers stay centered in their spaces? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bandsaw box with such perfect looking spaces around the drawers. Most have the drawers settle in the bottom of the space and the uneven spaces detract from the design. I know with the inside edges of the case being strongly radiused it helps hide a bit of unevenness, but there must be something else keeping those drawers centered. Congrats on your DT3

I just looked at your earlier projects and they look great, I guess I just never saw one of yours before. I had a few guesses on how it might be done, but I’d really like to know. Care to share how you accomplish the spacing? Thanks.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#11 posted 07-21-2020 10:40 PM

Thanks for your kind words John. The even spacing is accomplished by buying cheap felt padding at big box or bargain store. The thinner the better and I either cut strips or create small round felt circles using a hole punch. Then I place them strategically either on the drawer or inside to ensure even spacing.

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#12 posted 07-22-2020 04:02 PM

Thanks for the info Maij, that is not one of the ways I thought you did it. Very clever and it also will help to make the drawers operate quietly.

-- John D, OP, KS

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