I'm wondering how you're dealing with movement. The sides of the box and the drawers are cut with the grain of the wood going horizontal side to side whereas the bottoms of the top trays and the drawer bottoms have the grain running perpendicular. Looks like you're setting up for problems there as the humidity changes in the environment.
Another question: Are the curved inside corners where the bottom of the top trays meet the dividers and end panels done as integral parts of the bottom panels, integral parts of the horizontal dividers / end panels, or separate pieces that are added after the other parts are assembled.
It is truly a sweet piece of work. I just hope the movement problem doesn't rear it's head and mess things up.
Herb, at this scale, and with dry wood, movement is not much of an issue.
Randy- this is a superb box. Maybe not a band saw box, but a box made with a band saw too. Doesn't really matter, the way you are designing and executing these pieces is just wonderful.
When you amass a few extras you should try a farmers' market or craft show where they don't charge an arm and a leg, and see how they sell. Pricing is always a crap shoot, but I'll bet you could sell these boxes.
Thanks Herb, I'm having a hard time trying to understand what you are asking but let me see if I can explain how the process is done maybe it might make better since and hopefully answer your questions, please let me know if it does.
I first laminate boards together forming a block to the thickness I'm looking for with end grains exposed, let it dry and cure, I then prep the block smoothing the edges, then I cut from another board 4 pieces two for the end panels and two for the sides (front and rear) then I first laminate the two end pieces let them dry and cure then re prep I then laminate the front panel on let it dry and cure leaving the back off, I then cut out the drawers so as to have the drawer openings accurate, then I reslice the front back off at the seam and then cut out the top trays re prep once again sanding and smoothing then I laminate both the front and back to the box creating the box.
The drawers are a solid block once I cut them out I do the same process I first slice off the front and read of the drawer then I cut the drawer out then re glue the front and back on creating the drawer. Hope that made since.
Thanks Donna, I will hit the craft shows eventually, just trying to get some boxes made, most of my previous boxes were all learning projects thus I'm just going to give them away as christmas gifts etc… I think I'm starting to get the hang of it now as for as apperance and finishing goes.
Randy, You are way beyond "getting the hang of it as far as finishing and appearance goes". They are all very nice. As far as what to do with that surplus cypress, I'm sure I could find a loving home for it!