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BKP band saw box w/ Cedar face

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Project by OldWrangler posted 04-24-2014 02:17 PM 940 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one more of my recent BS boxes. Body is a chunk of 12/4” BKP and drawer front is a thin cross section of Texas Cedar. Still needs a little more “rattle can” and an antler drawer pull…one of today’s projects.

One reason for so many BS boxes is the new BS blade I got from Timberwolf. It is 1/4” low tension, super sharp and doesn’t drift (scourge of the BS box maker). More accurate cutting and small kerf are a lot of help. These blades can be found on line at a good price, about 1/2 of Woodcraft’s.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 02:22 PM

You’ve been a very busy man. Wish I could bring you up here and help me catch up on things.

Awesome work. I like the fact that you make it unique and not like everyone else.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 03:05 PM

Unique idea and cool wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 11:54 PM

Looks like you are havin too much fun! Pretty soon you will have boxes everywhere you look! But they are all nice ones!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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OldWrangler

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#4 posted 04-25-2014 02:58 AM

You are right on with that comment. I’ve got BS boxes all over the house. Just dust catchers but I really enjoy trying to think up new ways to make them. I just had to make a couple of shelves for the family room so there would be a place to put some of them. And if you think that is a problem you should see the pile of BS boxes in the shop of ones that are no good. More wasted wood than I like to think about but I am getting better with practice. I’ve run out of projects so now the wife has me making picture frames. They are fun if you let a little imagination creep into the designs. I’ll show some soon as some get finished. Now I am having to come up with a jig for cutting 45% angles and another jig for squaring and holding a frame while glue dries. I’ll start the jigs tomorrow. A frame jig improving on the Pony should be easy enough to come up with.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-25-2014 01:49 PM

Sounds like you are going through the same sequence that I went through!

I like band clamps or ratchet straps to clamp frames and boxes. I use blue tape to hold the corners while I apply the band clamp, then just measure the diagonals to make sure they are square.

You might also like the half lap frames rather than mitered corners. They are self squaring and give a different look.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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