|Project by FloridaArt||posted 05-18-2009 03:50 AM||2101 views||4 times favorited||8 comments|
April, 2009—I bought a bandsaw and decided to try to make some nice custom boxes. This is my first attempt. It started out as a bunch of pine scraps glued up into a block about 6”x6”x4”. These types of boxes are popular, and the techniques for building them are well documented in woodworking books. The order of the cuts is very important. The handles on the drawers are sapele. The finish is simply three coats of water-based high gloss poly, with a light sanding between coats.
With this project under my belt, I have built enough confidence to get started on another bandsaw box. Only this time it will be made from a block of purpleheart, and probably aspen handles. And instead of the water-based poly, I think I will switch to a hand rubbed satin tung oil finish,.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida