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Project by Roger posted 12-15-2014 12:12 AM 3425 views 2 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Christmas gift for my Sister-in-law. The pattern came out of Lois Kenner Ventura’s book of bandsaw boxes. It’s made with Oak that is sandwiched by Walnut (both species 30+years old). The drawer pulls (Redheart & Oak), are cut-offs, from a heart box made long ago, then sculpted a bit to fit the drawers. The drawer inners are lined with a burgundy color leather. Finish is 3 coats of Danish Oil, then 3 coats of MinWax Poly. Thnx for checkin in, and any comments, good/bad/ugly will be appreciated. HoHo is comin to town soon. I can’t believe it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com





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Roger

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 12:15 AM

Seeing how we only have 6 pics for our project posts, here’s another of the drawers. The pictures really don’t it justice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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nayo

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 12:19 AM

looks pretty, one question, with what kind of blade did you use to cut it out? i tried to do some boxes with a 3/8 inch blade but can not make tight turns.

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lew

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 12:25 AM

Nice!

Love those drawer liners!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 12:40 AM

Very kewl Roger!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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Roger

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 12:41 AM

Thnx guys. nayo: I actually used a 3/16 and 1/4 blades. You can use a larger blade, just make many “relief” cuts along the way of all those tight turns. Then the spindle sander is always helpful to eliminate any cut marks.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 12-15-2014 12:47 AM

That is outstanding, Roger. I love it!!!!! I like mushroom shapes in anything!!

Great design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, my friend!!...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-15-2014 12:49 AM

Very cool work. Love the design.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 12-15-2014 12:50 AM

Great job all around—cool design, beautiful construction and finish and outstanding drawer liners!

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

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#9 posted 12-15-2014 12:54 AM

Nice Job! I really like how the finish turned out.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#10 posted 12-15-2014 12:54 AM

Roger,
Curious about the design, is it significant to something ?” Or just what happened on paper ?
Regardless, different and definitely an eye catcher.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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doubleDD

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#11 posted 12-15-2014 01:02 AM

It shows lots of justice Roger. The design and finish is awesome.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Roger

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#12 posted 12-15-2014 01:08 AM

Thnx guys. I forgot to mention, the pattern came out of Lois Kenner Ventura’s book of bandsaw boxes.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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longgone

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#13 posted 12-15-2014 01:08 AM

That’s nice Roger. Your sister in law will really love it when she looks under the tree on Christmas day. You do good with the bandsaw.

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#14 posted 12-15-2014 01:15 AM

OH WOW Roger! That thing is absolutely gorgeous! Fine job, really fine job. Inspirational.

-- 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. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#15 posted 12-15-2014 01:29 AM

Well, done, Roger. The leather lining in the drawers is a great touch.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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