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Blog entry by cherrywood23 posted 10-02-2009 07:02 PM 774 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a box that has 3 drawers. It is made out of ceder. It is 5 1/2 by 3 in. the top in, has a slight “S” curve.
I started by cuting the S curve then I cut off the back. I think the easiest way to do the drawers is by making a little cuts as possible. You need to use a small blade. glue all the parts and sand. that is as far as I got.

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#1 posted 10-02-2009 07:05 PM

It may be too late to do so now depending how far you are into the construction process. But how about posting some pictures as you go? Pictures help a lot with visualizing a technique or process.

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#2 posted 10-03-2009 02:47 AM

Cherrywood23, sounds like you have a good start and have the right idea to finish your cuts. Usually when I do a bandsaw box, I get my block of wood and draw out my design on the face of the block. I always cut the back off first, then I cut my drawers out next, that way if I have a problem following the lines I drew for the drawers, I can alway adjust the outside shape to allow for that. Once I cut the drawers out, I sand the interior of each opening. It’s easier to do this before you glue the back on. Once I have the drawer openings sanded, I glue the back on, clamp and let dry. While I’m waiting for the glue to dry , I cut the front and back off each drawer blank. I lay out and cut the drawer section out, sand and glue the front and back back on the drawer blank.(clamp). Now your box should be dry enough to take off clamps. Now I do my final lay-out for the outside shape of my box and cut this out. (take your time and try to stay as close to the lines you drew as possuble, but remember, a bandsaw box is a free style design, so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Once I cut the outside shape, I do my final sanding for the box. Sanding takes patience, so just take your time and don’t hurry. When this is done, now your drawers are ready to come off the clamps and do the final sanding on those. Don’t over sand, because this can change the overall shape of the drawer and then it doesn’t fit good in the drawer opening. The last thing to do is design your drawer handles, shape, sand and glue to the drawer fronts. When they are dry, do your final sanding and apply your finish. There you go….you have a bandsaw box that is totally yours. (your only limatation is your imagination…..and the size of your bandsaw). Check out my home page and you will see that I love doing bandsaw boxes. If you check out my website (under little treasures) you will see a variety of different bandsaw boxes I’ve done. Feel free to try any of my designs or drop me a line if you would like more help on your project. Good luck and keep me posted

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