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Project by InsideTheBox posted 05-11-2015 09:38 PM 1146 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fanciful little bandsaw box, using up (I mean repurposed) redwood from our backyard fence. Since it was redwood, I honored its memory by using green felt on the insides. Star buttons to make it fancy for a little girl’s jewelry box, and a couple of little pink hearts to hang necklaces on the inside. I included a quarter on the first pic to give an idea of the overall size.
Stained with a mahogany gel, then several coats of varathane gloss spray.
I’m still learning, welcoming suggestions if it’s obvious I’m learning bad habits. Can’t seem to understand how you guys use flocking (?!)

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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#1 posted 05-11-2015 11:54 PM

That is a real beauty, InsideTheBox. Somebody’s gonna treasure that forever. Nice Job! By the way, the flocking thing will become clear once you look at Rockler’s product page here

-- 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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#2 posted 05-12-2015 02:14 AM

I’m with Jerry. Flocking also gets easier the more you do it. My problem starting out was using way too much adhesive and then it would take forever to cure and be bumpy. Once I got past that – flocking started to look much better.

Good luck – I like the box – bandsaw boxes are amazing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 05-12-2015 12:08 PM

Beautiful colours, beautiful design, I like those stars

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-12-2015 03:31 PM

good looking piece.
I still find it easier to use self-sticking felt in bandsaw box drawers. Hobby Lobby sells it in different colors on 8×11 sheets. you cut it to fit the drawers, remove the paper backing and press it in place. instant felt lining———-

-- phil, nevada

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#5 posted 05-12-2015 03:42 PM

Good job.

I had problems with flocking until I learned to seal the wood prior to applying the flocking glue. If you don’t seal then the glue is absorbed by the wood and the flocking does not stick.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#6 posted 05-13-2015 06:26 PM

Thanks everyone for the flocking info. Jerry, I appreciate the link!
Philip—self-sticking felt?!? What a great concept. My closest Hobby Lobby is 20 miles away – may be worth the trip, lol

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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