Valentine's Day Burl Bandsaw Box

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Project by bushmaster posted 02-15-2015 01:45 AM 1354 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bandsaw box shape and construction was generated first by the shape of the piece of burl I was going to use, after that things fell into place as I went along, from cutting it out to the type of finish. I think you may know how I cut the drawers out, but if it puzzles you just ask. This is a local popular burl material and it is not real tight so it abit hard to work with. That is one reason I experimented with pour on epoxy finish, and I love it, brilliant, smooth and really brings out the intricances and beauty of the grain.The bottom four drawers the pulls are fake pearl ear rings, holes drilled with a N0. 1 drill bit and secured with CA glue. the top one is a bead I had, drilled and a small piece of nail glued in for the pin. It was the same method I used for the first box I made last year, I included a picture of that one also it you missed it. The inside of the boxes where flocked,Royal blue and navy blue, my wife’s favorite colors. I have found that s piece of duct or gorilla tape under the box move it up for even clerance around and makes it smooth sliding. I envy all of you that make things out of exotic woods, living in the north they do not grow here, but these burls are free for the taking and I am thankful for what I have available.
Wishing you all a HAPPY VALENTINES DAY AND EVENING. Thanks for looking.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-15-2015 02:59 AM

Nice job. I think that turned out great.

Happy Valentines Day to you too.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 02-15-2015 03:57 AM

First off Brian, let me say that is a fine looking box. Nicely done all the way from the blue flocking to the pearl handles. As far as exotic woods go, I would love to have a piece of burl like that. Great choice.

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

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#3 posted 02-15-2015 04:27 AM

That is a beautiful piece of wood and great craftsmanship. Love the finish!

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#4 posted 02-15-2015 08:58 AM

Very nice looking BS boxes…you did a great job on them

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 02-15-2015 01:48 PM

2 great looking boxes – nice design, wood & execution. Well done!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#6 posted 02-16-2015 11:03 AM

Very nice bandsaw box…it look great.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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