Bandsaw Box

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Project by EmmySue posted 03-21-2014 06:53 PM 968 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this in my Woods class. It started out with a block of Cedar. I decided to give it a curved front with curved edges. Made a 1/4” cut along the back, put it aside, then cut out the shape of my drawer. After cutting the shape of the drawers, I put glue on the cut I made, so there wouldn’t be a random cut in the corner of the box. I took the chunk that was going to be my drawer and hallowed it out by cutting out the back, the front, and the two sides. I then took out the middle and glued the back, the front and the two sides back together. I sanded the drawer in attempts to get the excess glue off once it dried. (The sanding was not very successful as to getting all the glue off. It blended with the wood so I assumed it was all sanded when really there were still remnants.) I then sanded the entire drawer with a disk sander so the drawer could easily fit back in the box. Once I got it to fit, I took a small piece of scrap Cedar and made a little nub for the knob then glued that to the drawer, and again, unsuccessfully attempted to sand the excess glue off the nub. I then took the back piece of the box that I cut off earlier and glued that back to the rest of the box then sanded off the glue. For staining I used a reddish brown, (I believe it is red cherry). The stain revealed the glue that wasn’t completely sanded. (those are the yellow spots that you see in the pictures.) after staining, I applied 3 or 4 coats if the Polyurethane to seal the stain.

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#1 posted 03-21-2014 09:14 PM

Well done, removal of excess glue is best done by using a small flat chisel before any sanding.

This is a nice design.

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#2 posted 03-21-2014 10:19 PM

Interesting approach on the curved front, ya dun gud! It appears you have accomplished nice tight curves on your drawer cut out, so I don’t think you need to cut off the sides (if I understand correctly) on the drawer… just do your nice cuts again on the drawer interior. You can try using CA glue for the knobs (little dab will do you) & in my experience it won’t screw up your finish.
At some point you may wish to round over the edges of the box drawer openings & the drawer front to “soften” the look.
I wish my 1st one was this good!

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#3 posted 03-21-2014 11:02 PM

That’s a good basic design but the curved front really makes it pop. I like the finish a lot.

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