Experimental Bloodwood Box

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Project by Durnik150 posted 1912 days ago 947 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was a total experiment. I wanted to see if I could use the bandsaw to cut a thin channel between two drawers. It worked. I probably should have used a less dense wood than bloodwood to experiment with. I then had to figure out what kind of pull or opening system to use. I decided on drilling a small 1/4” hole in the back of the body and mounting a dowel that could be pushed in, thus pushing the drawer open on the front.

Kind of novel and something I will keep in the back of my mind but not something I will do all the time.

It stands about 9” tall and is about 3” wide and 4” deep.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#1 posted 1912 days ago

Interesting drawer opening system, I hope you don’t mind if I keep it in the back of my mind as well.

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#2 posted 1912 days ago

Nice work, the appearance of the long bandsaw cut can be lost when bandsawing along the grain, well done. Always good to see someone experimenting and pushing the boundaries.

Tony Ward

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#3 posted 1911 days ago

Thanks guys!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#5 posted 1909 days ago

Unique shape well done.

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#6 posted 1908 days ago

wow…this is nice…now that you have tried this could you make a tree??/ or some design that goes on and on with similar connections…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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