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My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards #5: Making the drawer

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 01-16-2008 02:35 AM 683 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: A few more pictures Part 5 of My 2008 "Not Just Any Box" Winter Awards series Part 6: Carving drawer handles »

This afternoon I went out, started working on the drawer. It sure felt good to be back in the shop again.

This really helps shorten the winter.

Who cares about going South with the birds, when you have a nice warm shop.
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I adjusted the bandsaw table, sawed the ends to about 3/8” thick.

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Then I taped a tapered cut off to the heart, so I could get a 90 degree cut.

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Then I cut out the inside for a drawer space.

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I glued one end on, & let it set a couple of hours.

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I glued, & clamped the other end. I had to put sand paper under the wooden hand screw, so it wouldn’t slip.

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Now I’m waiting for tomorrow to finish up the drawer.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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newguy

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#1 posted 01-16-2008 02:46 AM

You know Dick I’m now waiting each day like I’m waiting to watch the next Desperate Housewife series….Can’t wait to see what happens next. I’ve learned more about bandsaw boxes by your progress than I have learned reading all of the books that I’ve purchased. Great Stuff, and again very informative.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 01-16-2008 03:16 AM

Thanks Fred.
Soak up some of that sunshine for me.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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GaryK

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#3 posted 01-16-2008 03:25 AM

I have been curious about how that was done. Thanks.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Grumpy

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#4 posted 01-16-2008 04:28 AM

Great insight Dick. I look forward to seeing the rest of your project.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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rikkor

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#5 posted 01-16-2008 11:21 AM

I was hanging on the drawer, too. Fascinating.

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 01-16-2008 11:44 AM

Thanks Dick – it’s great to see you “back in the saddle again” I’ve missed seeing your work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Russel

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#7 posted 01-16-2008 01:00 PM

I was just looking at some carving and admiring out a carver can see something in a piece of wood and bring it out. That is no less true for these bandsaw boxes. The ability to visualize a design and remove what’s not part of it is quite a skill. Your box is coming along great and while I’m really enjoying watching it come together, I really eager to see the final product. Very cool.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#8 posted 01-16-2008 04:07 PM

excellent :)

I’m glad that you are enjoying being back in the shop—that means that we will benefit by seeing more work by Dick Cain!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jude

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#9 posted 01-16-2008 06:07 PM

okay, you have us all going here at Toologics waiting for the final product!

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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YorkshireStewart

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#10 posted 01-16-2008 09:34 PM

Yes, Dick, It’s taken Lumberjocks, and the Winter Awards in particular, to get me out to the ‘shop in January. It’s normally locked up until about March. And I’m feeling a lot better for it.

Also, thanks for sharing your methods with us.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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