First Bandsaw Box #3: Last stages

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Blog entry by BarryW posted 05-20-2011 11:51 PM 3251 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m getting closer to finishing this bandsaw box. The pulls were essentially carved using a bandsaw and one of my three Dremels. I decided that something more sculptural would be appropriate for the pulls and these pictures show what I’ve done with them. This also shows the first coat of Watco Natural Danish Oil….and I’ll let that sit a couple of day and do it again. The drawers are quite finished yet because they’ll be lined with elk hide. I bought an elk hide several years ago at a garage sale for about 10 bucks and it makes great lining for drawers and such…I’ll cut some paper to make patterns then cut each piece individually for the sides and bottoms of the drawers. When it’s fully done, I’ll post this to projects. I work so slowly….five minutes here….20 minutes there.
But any progress is a blessing since I have so many other chores….not just my elderly mother, but now, keeping the lawn mowed, etc. It’s American Elm from a tree dropped in Rapid City, South Dakota about 4 years ago….and I have way too much of it for the amount I’m using….but hey, they means I’ll be doing things with elm a long time. I had plans to give this away…since I need cash to buy tools and supplies, I’ll probably sell this on Ebay.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 02:22 AM

nice little box barry

so glad you got some shop time
in and around
all your other activities

here’s to more
my friend

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-21-2011 03:29 AM

Nice looking, I enjoy making bandsaw boxes also.
I haven’t tried this style yet, but going to.

-- Chuck

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#3 posted 06-11-2011 05:15 AM

Very cool…...nice idea and execution, great work!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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