|Project by Durnik150||posted 06-01-2009 03:54 AM||1791 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a simple little box. It just takes some patience and a good belt in the stationary sander. The design I was working from had a drawer in the bottom (Donna Menke design-a LJ in good standing). I decided to keep it simple and just do the lift top.
Yellowheart is great to work with. I would warn those not familiar with it that it tends to be a little deceiving. You think you have all of the saw marks and little scratches out and then you find a whole mess of them when you look under a different light. So yo have to be patient and be willing to go back and get marks that you could have sworn you had gotten rid of.
Many band saw boxes utilize the basic pattern of taking off the back, cutting out the drawers, taking the drawers apart and removing the core, putting the drawers back together and putting the back on to the body. After that it’s just a lot of sanding and shaping. This one is a little different since there is no drawer to remove. So, you start by taking off the sides, cutting the lid from the core, cutting the chest bottom from the bottom of the core and then reassembling it so it all works. A little different.
The two biggest challenges with this design are getting the lid to lift straight up without rubbing on the sides and carefully sanding the lines where the front and back of the lid meet the base. If you do it wrong you end up with huge gaps and the whole thing looks bad.
I should have left the inside empty but I applied a wine colored flock. Without a definitive drawer edge to work with I just kind of stopped. To me it looks a little awkward. Although the wine fibers look really good with the yellowheart wood.
This is a pretty small piece, only 6” wide, 3 ” tall and 3 1/2” deep. The hasp is brass. The finish is thinned poly with lots of loving from 0000 steel wool.
-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO