First and Last time...Bloodwood and handsanding

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Project by WoodenDave posted 09-02-2014 12:24 AM 1515 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first project with bloodwood and I very much appreciate how the wood looks when the box is finished. Unfortunately, I didn’t look at the wood hardness chart before I started. Had I looked and seen that it had a hardness of 3300 I would have used it for another project that didn’t require so much hand sanding. The box is only 9 1/2” x 4 3/4” x 4”, but that enough for me. It was also only my second bandsaw box. The drawer fronts are birdseye maple and I lined the drawers with felt. The finish is seven coats of General Finishes Wood Turners Finish.

-- Be yourself: everyone else is already taken.

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#1 posted 09-02-2014 03:36 AM

Dave it may have been a pain in the ….. to sand, but it sure turned out very nice. I have made that design several times in different sizes, and they are always well accepted. Great job

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 03:59 AM

very nice workmsanship and choice of woods.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 04:50 AM


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 09:39 AM

Beautiful first project post, Dave! Please post some more!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 09:46 AM

Outstanding band saw boxes… nice work

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 09:52 AM

very nice..worth the extra sanding!!

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 02:25 PM

Bloodwood may be difficult to work with but you didn’t let that stop you from EXCELLENCE!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#8 posted 09-02-2014 05:30 PM

Nice shape, even better wood colour contrast. Realy like those curves.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-03-2014 12:02 AM

I have to agree that it was well worth the effort you put into it. The finish is enviable.

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

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#10 posted 09-03-2014 02:54 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 09-04-2014 08:54 PM

Great looking band saw box! Wonderful design, wood and finish.

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