My First Band Saw Box

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Project by ca8920 posted 02-12-2015 04:30 AM 1432 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a band saw box. Don’t look too closely, mistakes were made along the way. I learned a lot and the next one will be easier. The dark wood is Walnut, the lighter wood is just some scrap Doug Fir I had in the garage. I turned the little knobs on my lathe. The knobs were cut from the middle section I cut form the box. It was a real fun project and the next two blocks of wood are glued up and drying in the garage.

Learning Points:

1) Scrape off the excess glue early, rather than waiting and scraping after it’s dried. I was running short on time and got lazy.

2) Do your finish sanding of the box prior to gluing the sides back on. I thought I would just sand everything at the same time, it was a pain in the butt to sand the box with the sides glued on.


-- Chris, Sparks Nevada,

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#1 posted 02-12-2015 10:39 AM

Good effort, mistakes we all make them and depending on our skills fix them and or remember not to do things that way again!

Sanding: well if you have an oscillating sander and disk sander you can do everything after its glued up.

Glue: a double edge sword, use too little and joints fail, use too much and you get squeese out.
Glue removal: removal when its wet run the risk of spreading the excess, remove it when its dry lots of scraping.

A possible alternative could be fabricate using double sided tape, surface prep coat with sanding sealer, dismantle and the do a final glue up, this may reduce squeese out,but added more processing steps !!

P. S. I did have a closer look did not see anything getting worried about either way you did a good job anyway !!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 02-12-2015 05:02 PM

Thanks Robert.

-- Chris, Sparks Nevada,

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