Stingray 2

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Project by brianadams posted 08-02-2013 01:11 AM 7123 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 2nd of the modified Stingray I have done. This one I decided to try a few different wood schemes and see how they might turn out, and I’m pretty satisfied! This was alder, cedar, douglas fir, and cedar again. The handles are leopard wood/lacewood. I make this design pretty small intentionally, roughly 4” tall by 6” wide and 5” total depth. As always, comments and critiques are very welcome!

I did find out however that cedar is not a great wood to use as a face. It’s super rough and hard to smooth out, and if you do any rounding like I did, it has weird layers that show very prominently. You can see especially in the top right face of the drawer. Now I know lol.

The last picture really shows the true color of the piece. Thanks for looking :)


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#1 posted 08-02-2013 01:18 AM

Great job! I wish I had a bigger band saw.

-- Why does this greenish soft "hardwood" have a lot of friends? Because it's poplar.

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#2 posted 08-02-2013 02:53 AM

very nicely done

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 03:19 AM

Fantastic project. I’m always amazed with the creativity with woodworking artists.

-- So much wood, so little time.

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 03:33 AM

Very cool !!....Looks fantastic !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 04:00 AM

Nice looking box. I have made that design several times myself and even made a few of them the length of a dollar bill

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 08-02-2013 04:54 AM

Looks great!

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#7 posted 08-02-2013 08:38 AM

Very nice box, the wood is beautiful…nicely done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 08-02-2013 09:27 AM

Great looking BS box…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 08-02-2013 10:23 AM

Great looking bandsaw box Brian, you mention Cedar, from the pictures it looks like western cedar? I’ve made several boxes out of both red and western and not had the problems you mention perhaps I’m just lucky :)

I wasn’t able to see any of the flaws you mention.

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#10 posted 08-02-2013 03:12 PM

very nicely done indeed

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#11 posted 08-02-2013 08:22 PM

Very nice, turned out great.

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#12 posted 08-02-2013 09:19 PM

Nice band saw box work! I like the curves and the wood combination. Good sawing. How many TPI you used for this?

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#13 posted 08-02-2013 09:19 PM

Wow, thanks everybody! I wasn’t expecting this much attention on this! Although it is much appreciated. As far as the type of cedar, I would assume you are right in it being western cedar. It wasn’t anything special and extremely inexpensive, I had some layin’ around so figured I’d see how it might turn out.


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#14 posted 08-02-2013 09:27 PM

Nice construct and eye-catching design.

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#15 posted 08-02-2013 10:33 PM

Beautiful work.. I understand your issue with cedar. It is almost as though it grow hard one year and soft the next. Look at any weathered cedar and you’ll see the pattern. I think you managed it well.

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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