Very First Bandsaw Box

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Project by degoose posted 03-21-2009 01:08 PM 2033 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nearly forgot about this one, as was very first attempt.
I had read Lois Ventura’s book quickly and needed to try it out.
So I laminated 5 peices of Tasmanian Blackwood and sketched a design free hand on the blank.
Before my first cut on the bandsaw had a buyer, price went to the Bahamas eventually as part of a large consignment of my handywork. Last pic is of the Purpleheart ‘Heart’ design,Tony.

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#1 posted 03-21-2009 01:37 PM

Hi Degoose, nice box, same first one as mine. I was just tickled pink after my first one – what a joy these are to make and a pita to sand and finish. Glad to see you took the time to finish sand the drawer and the blue flocking is killer. 3/16” Timberwolf? Thanks for posting.
Doug in AZ.

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#2 posted 03-21-2009 01:40 PM

Reference to 3/16” Timberwolf escapes me.??

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#3 posted 03-21-2009 01:54 PM

Larry this is another nice box. I like the look of the Blackwood. It has a gorgeous color and grain.

How did you finish the box?

By the way with regards to Doug’s comment Timberwolf is a bandsaw blade.

Thanks for the inspiration. I have been meaning to do one of these but just haven’t been able to work it in (my priority list constantly grows as my wife thinks that it her mission in life to find things for me to do). :)

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#4 posted 03-21-2009 02:10 PM

Blackwood from Tasmania grows in swamp like conditions and is the flavour of the month here in Queensland.
RE bandsaw blade no was a 6mm generic? brand bought from Carba-tec in Brisbane…I think it is locally manufactured in Brisbane and repackaged for Carba-tec wood workers supply company. Box was hand rubbed with Intergrain Tung Oil Finish…designed for floors….oooo steel wool in between the 6 to 8 coats and polished with Feaast Watson masster Touch Furniture Oil Spray.


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#5 posted 03-21-2009 05:05 PM

A great job on your first try. And a commission to boot. These items look like they are smooth to the touch.

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