Fern (bandsaw) Box

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Project by Roger posted 09-24-2014 11:48 PM 3477 views 9 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Out of Lois Kenner Ventura’s book of bandsaw boxes, this is a pattern from David Thiel, a Fern Box. Made from some laminated Oak, and Walnut drawer pulls. The faces of the drawers were stained with some green acrylic paint I borrowed from the wife. She helped me out by lining the drawers with some dark green leather that I picked up at a peddlers mall. Finished with one coat of shellac, and 4 wipe-on coats of Generals Arm-R-Seal. Bandsaw boxes are always fun to make. I might be on a small roll. (whoop whoop). Anyhoo, thnx for checkin in, and your comments being, good/bad/ugly will be deeply appreciated.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#1 posted 09-24-2014 11:52 PM

Stylish, functional, and super cool to look at, very good Roger!

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#2 posted 09-24-2014 11:54 PM

Hey! I like what the color does! Nice!

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#3 posted 09-24-2014 11:56 PM

downright purty!

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 09-24-2014 11:56 PM

Great looking BSbox and very nicely done. I really like the green fronts—they add an interesting twist to what you normally see. Glad you’re being productive in the shop and not spending all your time eating ice cream, not that there’s anything wrong with the latter. LOL

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 09-24-2014 11:57 PM

Great design and build. Definitely a unique box!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 09-24-2014 11:59 PM

This came out very cool! Beautiful project! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 09-25-2014 12:01 AM

Super nice box Roger! Love what the color.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 09-25-2014 12:01 AM

Nice job. That green really livens up that oak!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 09-25-2014 12:02 AM

Nice collaborative effort with the wife Roger. The leather drawer liners are a nice touch

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#10 posted 09-25-2014 12:08 AM

Agreed! The green leaves give it pop – something different.
I was going to say unanimous, but I can’t spell it!

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#11 posted 09-25-2014 12:10 AM

Very nice Roger! It’s cool how the paint doesn’t hide the grain on red oak. I painted some with black acrylic paint and it looked ebonized.

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

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#12 posted 09-25-2014 12:11 AM

That is super cool Roger!

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#13 posted 09-25-2014 12:13 AM

Amazing and beautiful, you are really a pro.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#14 posted 09-25-2014 12:54 AM

Very nice Roger. You could hide them in the garden and they would blend in perfectly.

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#15 posted 09-25-2014 12:59 AM

That’s pretty cool. Awesome work!

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