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Bandsaw Boxes Made Easy #9: The Grand Finale.

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Blog entry by JonH posted 05-15-2009 06:50 PM 3924 reads 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Remember the chunk of wood from inside your drawer? That works nicely for a handle since the grain of the wood is all consistent. If not, you can put anything in for a handle, a dowel, a screw, a nail, a pull from the hardware store, a hole, you name it, just get that drawer open somehow. That is up to you.

Once all the pieces are glued up, just sand up the body of the drawer so it fits nicely in the body. Once that is good, apply your finish. Be careful not to put too much in the drawer cavity of the body, it can keep the drawer from fitting right.

Finally, Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Here is a look at all the pieces prior to glue up. Picture 052

Not finish sanded, but I completed it so I could get this blog finished prior to the end of the school year! I like to keep the handle of the drawer similar to the style of the drawer, but mine needs a little work.

Picture 048



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#1 posted 05-15-2009 07:13 PM

Thank You very much for this blog! I gotta try one of these!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 07:58 PM

Thanks Jon enjoyed the journey

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 09:38 PM

This has been a wonderful series from which I have learned a great deal. I have been meaning to tackle one of these boxes but have had some questions about the process. This series has helped clarify the process for me.

Thanks for taking the time to post this. I really appreciate it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 09:43 PM

Thanks. I enjoyed your whole series.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 10:15 PM

Thank You Jon. This was very informative. I hope to try one of these soon.

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#6 posted 05-16-2009 04:59 AM

Thanks for the breakdown. I’ve always wanted to try one. Now I have a great source.

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#7 posted 05-16-2009 04:40 PM

Thank you again Jon!

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#8 posted 06-08-2009 04:02 PM

Great job, Jon. Hopefully this will get more people making bandsaw boxes. They can be rather addictive. Nothing is more relaxing than to massage wood into something that someone will look at and say, “Now, how did he do that?”

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 05:14 AM

Great series Jon. Thank you.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 09:29 PM

thanks Jon great series I always wanted to know how to make these. I just cut out, glued ans sanded my first one (of many) still need just need to stain it. maybe i will post it when I’m finished

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#11 posted 03-17-2010 11:36 PM

This is a great intro to bandsaw boxes! I’ve never taken this one before but now I feel inspired. Time to hit the shop.

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#12 posted 04-16-2010 05:06 PM

Jon I want to give credit were credit is due http://lumberjocks.com/projects/30827 thanks again for this series

-- Dave, I wood if I could but I can't so I woodknot

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#13 posted 04-17-2010 12:25 AM

thanks for posting, always thought that boxes like these would be way to hard for me to make.

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#14 posted 04-19-2010 08:03 PM

Exactly on the drawer pull comment!
That what I did for my first box and it turned out awesome!

-- dumpster diver delux

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