12-20-2010 10:25 PM
Nice! What wood did you use? When you make the drawers, do you cut the front and the back from the drawer blank, and then cut the drawer cavity with the bandsaw, or how do you do that? That is, if you don't mind telling us.
12-21-2010 09:49 AM
Very nice!! What kind of wood did you use?
I used Cherry and Walnut for the box. For the drawer I did cut the front and back off and then cut out the center. Finally I re-glued it. I have to say that asside from the glue time, the sanding is the longest time spent on the project. I am planning a new one were there is a hidden compartment.
12-21-2010 02:18 PM - edited 12-21-2010 02:23 PM
Nice work Freznel. I've gotten into bandsaw box making myself, and really enjoy it. I just finished 3 using walnut. Thus far, I haven't really designed one of my own, though I've modified designs from Lois Keener Ventura's book, "Building Beautiful Boxes with Your Band saw". I recommend getting the book if you're looking for designs to build, and instruction for building them. It has 14 patterns that are from very simple to very challenging to build. Available at amazon. Sanding is much faster and easier with a spindle sander for most of the sanding required. If you don't have one, I'd definitely recommend considering getting one. I started out with the hand sanding and it is exhausting.
Al Salisbury, MA
12-21-2010 06:36 PM
Thanks for replying to my & about cutting for drawer interiors. Also I appreciate the issue # for Wood Mag. article. I think I might try a few for next Christmas.