|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-13-2015 05:20 PM||1813 views||4 times favorited||32 comments|
This is a bandsaw box that was supposed to be in the BS Box competition at the Dec Guild meeting, but it was not finished in time. It is made from 3 layers of walnut and the front is female box elder. The top curve is cut to follow the red grain of the box elder. I decided to make it a little out of the standard mode by cutting out the big drawer and cutting the drawer in 3 pieces. In order for the 3 drawers not to slide on each other I needed slides on the inside but they had to be pretty thin. So I cut them in on the bandsaw at an angle so the cut did not come out in the front.
I found an office drawer partition that was just the right thickness for the saw kerf and I cut 6 pieces to make the slides.
I mounted 10 mm magnets in the back of the drawers and a strip of steel onto the back and 2 shims to get the drawers to sit flush.
My projects never go without incident and this was no exception. I had planned on sawing the kerfs with the band saw but dumb old me got ahead of myself and glued up the cut where I went in to remove the drawer so I had to cut one on the other side. Anyway it worked fine.
It is 5×10 x 5 high. I made 3 different length brass pulls and finished the box with Danish oil and then gloss lacquer and steel wool buff and wax.
This will be a Christmas gift.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!