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Project by ltroupe1 posted 10-31-2012 05:30 PM 1934 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got brave and decided to try a 3 drawer bandsaw box out of Lois Ventura’s book. Looking from the back it reminds me of E.T. so that is what I named this one. I made this from some scrap Purpleheart and Birdseye Maple along with some Poplar I had. The drawers are flocked and this was my first time doing this as well.

I was asked how much would I sell this for and I have no idea as usual. Until recently I have never been asked to price my work. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 10-31-2012 05:45 PM

i like the laminations

-- Joel

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#2 posted 10-31-2012 05:51 PM

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#3 posted 10-31-2012 06:14 PM

I think you would be hard pressed to get over $100. Great choice of woods, by the way! One thing about flocking, I personally hate it. A number of others feel the same way, so they look for other options. I was taking regular felt and spraying adhesive on the back, but that has its own messy problems.
Now I find that a company called S&S Worldwide will sell you 12 pcs, 9X12”, of a sticky back felt that is slightly thinner than what you would find at a hobby store, but soft like flock. And no colored glues to worry about.
They charge 3.89 for a 12 pack. Only drawback is you get 12 colors inside, so I bought four packs, but really, you will only use about a third of a sheet for a box like you have. I like it much, much better than regular felt or flocking. No mess, no fuss. Here is the website, and the felt is in the second row.
And by the way, OUTSTANDING job on that box!!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#4 posted 10-31-2012 06:33 PM

Thank you all. Yes I was thinking in the $40 to $50 range in order to buy more wood, etc..

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#5 posted 10-31-2012 07:05 PM

Cool band saw box. The shaping is superb . It’s super neat and I love the color.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 10-31-2012 07:37 PM

I would ask $100 – #150 for that box…it’s about the size of one I sell for $150….some of the stores that buy from me and resell them, double the price….not sure how they find customers willing to spend that much money.

Andy, thanks for the link regarding the felt lining…now I just have to use the many bags I still have…

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 10-31-2012 08:01 PM

That is a great looking bandsaw box. ET would be proud of you.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#8 posted 10-31-2012 08:37 PM

This must be expensive. Looking sophisticated and pricey.

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#9 posted 11-01-2012 01:20 AM

That is a beautiful box and some exceptional b’eye maple. As far as price, you obviously have a lot of time and some pricy woods in there. Less than $100 would break my heart (but that’s probably why I can’t get any boxes sold!). I’ve decided you have to find the right people to appreciate woodworking. Greg has done very well at the art shows. That’s where this one belongs.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 11-01-2012 03:58 AM

I agree, nice blend of timbers and a job done well, thank you for sharing it.

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#11 posted 11-01-2012 07:44 AM

What a beuatifull beast.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 11-01-2012 12:27 PM

Thank you all for your comments! Also, Andy I really appreciate that link. The flock is messy of course but its better than the felt at my local stores. But this thinner felt will be perfect! Once again thank you all.

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#13 posted 11-01-2012 01:58 PM

That box is just too cool! What are the approximate dimensions?

-- "The more we think we know about, the greater the unknown." Neil Peart

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