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Project by GMoney posted 03-12-2008 02:56 PM 2363 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

just got a new powermatic. this pattern is by donna menke. finish-shellac, waterlox, wax

-- Greg, CT





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SPalm

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#1 posted 03-12-2008 03:03 PM

Hey, hey, nice job. Beautiful wood and workmanship. I like it. And new tools, Yea!
Where is your entry cut for the center?

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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leonmcd

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#2 posted 03-12-2008 03:05 PM

I like it. Nice simple lines and well done. Nice fit and finish.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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GMoney

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#3 posted 03-12-2008 03:15 PM

good call steve. i drilled and used a scroll saw for that part. forgot about that until you mentioned it.

-- Greg, CT

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GaryK

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#4 posted 03-12-2008 04:18 PM

Very nice! I like the thin walls.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 03-12-2008 04:27 PM

I like it. Gotta try one of these.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 03-12-2008 04:35 PM

Hi Greg,

This is a wonderful piece. It is great for a first box. The finish looks outstanding as well.

I just put my Powermatic into service in late December and have been looking for something to do on it. I will have to put this on my to do list.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Mario

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#7 posted 03-12-2008 04:41 PM

very nice work. Thanks for the post.

-- Hope Never fails

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sharad

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#8 posted 03-12-2008 04:53 PM

Very nice box with a beautiful shape
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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teenagewoodworker

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#9 posted 03-12-2008 11:14 PM

wow very nice. congrats on the new bandsaw. make sure to post some more things that you do on it.

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Blake

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#10 posted 03-13-2008 04:08 AM

I like how you sign your work. This is a neat little box. Great shape.

-- Happy woodworking!

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 03-13-2008 04:44 AM

Clever design, very nice execution.

-- Bob A in NJ

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rikkor

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#12 posted 03-13-2008 01:58 PM

Very nicely done. Can’t wait to see your tenth if your first is this good.

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#13 posted 03-14-2008 10:21 AM

I’ve got Donna’s book, got to try one of these one day.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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USCJeff

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#14 posted 03-15-2008 06:10 AM

Wow, dead on Donna’s. I just googled her and found her website. Great info there. Bill said he’s got the book, I just might have to look into it myself. I’ve butchered my first 2 attempts at bandsawing boxes. I really just dove in without a plan though. This box looks like a good starter though. Did you find it challenging or pretty str8 forward? Thanks.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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GMoney

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#15 posted 03-15-2008 06:58 AM

hey jeff,

this is a good first box. lot’s of curves, not too difficult and a good opportunitly to use a nice piece of wood. just get a book with patterns, i like this one, photocopy the size you want and attach it to the wood. it’s important to make the right cuts in the right order and to use a blade that can make the radius turns without binding. after the cuts it’s just a bunch of sanding. all the bandsaw books outline the procedure, in fact, there are many available at the library.

good luck,

-- Greg, CT

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