I got the snowman carcass and drawers all separated and the drawers cut up and formed back together. I also got the first round of sanding done on the snowman’s body. Predictably, I am planning to paint this white (with a black hat, black buttons and and orange nose). Next up is some sanding on the drawers, and cutting up a 1/4” dowel to make the 3 “buttons” to go down the front (2 of the buttons will be drawer pulls for the 2 bottom drawers).
A couple nights ago I was laying in bed thinking about a particularly nice pine glue up cut off I had sitting out in the shop. Every time I’ve gone out there recently, it catches my eye. I had a rare burst of creative inspiration and a thought came to me on what I could with it. My wife loves snow men, so this should be something she will like. I am planing to make 3 drawers, if I was braver I would cut the drawers out, tape them back in place, and turn it so that it w...
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 e...
I’m completed the glue-up of the drawers and hope to figure out what I want for pulls and for the final finish…probably Watco Danish Oil several coats or more….and for pulls….I’m still mulling what I want to do…it’s annoying to have 10 different ideas on what to make for drawer pulls….some good…some odd…some tough…I thought first that it would be fun to carve an eye for one, a nose for another and an ear for the third….th...
Well, many of you know I don’t have alot of time….but I’ve been squeaking in some here and there to make my first bandsaw box….a few pictures if you please, Mr. Computer…I glues together a bunch of old drawer mistakes and pieces of processed American Elm to make the lump that’s becoming my first bandsaw box….I have a huge pile of American Elm lumber I’ve had a good 5 years now…but very little of it has been used….so why not make some...
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I am in the middle of making a lot of Christmas gifts right now. I was going to make an inlayed tray as one of the gifts, but ran into a bit of a problem. Afraid that I wouldn’t finish the tray in time to ship to the east coast for Christmas, I decided to put that project on the back shelf for now and make a bandsaw box instead. I haven’t made a bandsaw box before, so I’ve decided to document my journey along the way. Basic bandsaw box construction seems like it can be...
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Wow, there are a bazillion examples of bandsaw boxes on LumberJocks. I always thought they were complicated and had a hard time finding some really basic instruction. Well, here is a video for all of us bandsaw box newbies! The neat thing about bandsaw boxes is that if you give them away as gifts, people will be amazed and wonder about your woodworking prowess. They will think you are a woodworking god! Little will they know that you are a Mere Mortal and these boxes are totally easy to cr...
I have recently taken the first step into becoming a serious woodworker – spending more than $500 on a single tool. I competed in and won a “biggest loser” contest at work, raking in $650! Needless to say, after all of that hard work I felt the need to spoil myself so I went out and bought a Jet 14” closed stand bandsaw. This is the first project I have started with it. It is just a simple little bandsaw box that I cut out free-hand not paying much attention to get...
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