First band saw box is done

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Project by Pete Jansen posted 01-01-2011 09:20 PM 3047 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first band saw box ever, made for my wife as a Christmas present. I just barely finished
and wrapped in Christmas morn as the flocking inside the drawers still had to dry. I have
a couple of tiny touch ups to do now that the finish is completely dry, but not too shabby.
It’s cut from dark walnut and maple and finished in a spray polyurethane.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 10:33 PM

What a beautiful shape. Would have never of guessed this is your first box. Well done.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 10:37 PM

That looks outstanding! I like all the curves that you introduced, including on the back. I also like your contrasting faceframe on the front.

Are you happy with the way the flocking turned out? It looks good from here, but if I remember correctly, you were a bit apprehensive about it?

What were your final dimensions?

You did, in fact, end up using the cork bumper idea then, or no?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 10:40 PM

This is a unique and different band saw box. Well done!

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Pete Jansen

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#4 posted 01-01-2011 11:23 PM

Thanks all.
Jonathan, the flocking turned out great and was easy to apply. I purchased a shipping
tube and cut it down to about 6 inches long. I hot glued one end on and drilled
3/16” holes in the glued in cap to make a shaker out of it. After applying the blue
glue with the system I simply shook the flocking into the drawers until it was covered
completely. I let it sit for a few minutes and gently turned the drawers over to dump
out the excess flocking. I let them dry overnight and took a soft paint brush and
swept the rest of the loose flocking off. That’s it, worked like a champ. I think I will
still purchase a mini flocker online or from Woodcraft that blows the flocking onto
the glue through one hole. I think it will turn out the same though. Try it, you’ll like it.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

View Hoakie's profile


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#5 posted 01-01-2011 11:36 PM

Very nice. I love the contrasting wood then BOOM open it up and beautiful blue. I recommend the mini-flocker…it works pretty nice

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#6 posted 01-01-2011 11:49 PM

Excellent. I’m so jealous… your first try and it’s so creative and slick.

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#7 posted 01-02-2011 12:44 AM

Not too shabby at all, well done!

Tony Ward

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#8 posted 01-02-2011 01:36 AM

I’ll probably give it a shot on my next bandsaw box. I considered lining the first box, but changed my mind at the last minute to keep the attention focused on the Nittany Lion on the front of the box.

Mini flocker… kind of sounds like the name of a yet-to-be-released film in a certain series. :-)

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#9 posted 01-02-2011 06:00 PM

Looks to me you nailed a home run with your first at bat… Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 06-26-2017 07:54 PM

This band saw box is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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