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Project by Campzeke posted 10-14-2014 07:36 PM 1805 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No matter how hard I try to beat the habit, I find myself in the shop once again making band saw boxes.

These boxes are patterned after a Revolution kite. Revolution kites are probably one of the most popular kites in the world, are a blast to fly and have an unbelievable fan base. I know, some of you are saying … WHAT ???? So here is a link to a YouTube video that will give you an idea of what these amazing kites are and what they can do.

Back to the boxes …. These boxes are purple heart & maple and tigerwood & maple. The inside of the drawers are all flocked with fibers from flockit.com. Do not be afraid to try your hand at flocking. It is very easy and the results are amazing. The boxes are sanded from 80 through 400 grit, wiped with a damp rag to raise the grain and sanded again with 400 grit. Finished with 3 coats of Watco Danish Oil, buffed with 0000 steel wool and 3 coats of Minwax furniture wax.

The last two photos are a box I made for my wife. I overheard her talking to someone about one of the boxes I made saying I never made one for her. Sooooo, I had to correct that error.

If you have any suggestions on how I can tighten up the kerf lines between the case and the drawers, I would love to hear them.

That’s all for now. I have boxes to make and kites to fly.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL





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Fishinbo

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#1 posted 10-14-2014 08:28 PM

You have crafted fantastic boxes! Well done.

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#2 posted 10-15-2014 12:29 AM

Well done – they are all very cool…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 10-15-2014 02:39 AM

There is no way to get rid of the kerf, but you can try the opposite and make them stand out use a dremel and chamfer both edges. try one you might like the effect. or you might try glueing a very thin shim under the drawers to center them a bit.

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 10-15-2014 11:09 AM

What unique designs on these bandsaw boxes, One thing I’d like to suggest, you can center the drawer inside of the cavities by placing small skid runners under neigh the drawers,

You are spot on with the ease of flocking, I’ve tried it but I didn’t care much for the glue fumes and or the mess it makes, I’d just recently discovered you can actually use water based paint in place of the glue, (Ugh) I discovered my own new way of felting the drawers only I don’t felt the front or back wall, what I do now is use double stick carpet tape and regular premium felt less mess and no fumes plus more readily available from fabric store along with tape from box store.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Campzeke

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#5 posted 10-15-2014 05:05 PM

For the flocking I paint the inside of the drawers with a base coat of water based craft paint that matches the flocking I am using. After that dries, I add a few drops of wood glue to the paint and use that as the bonding agent for the flocking. That way if the flocking does not cover 100% you don’t see the wood under it. I have never had a problem with coverage but …. just in case.

Thanks for the compliments and suggestions. Each box is a learning experience.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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#6 posted 10-15-2014 06:30 PM

these are so cooooool, I love the design and size. I’m goning to go check out the kits now

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 10-27-2014 08:53 PM

Well designed band saw box! Nice wood selection.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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