|Project by TonyWard||posted 07-27-2007 09:52 AM||2998 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
This single drawer bandsawn / fret sawn box uses no wood glue or any metal attaching / securing devices to hold the parts together.
There are two main components, (1) the outer shell and the (2) drawer cabinet. The drawer blank was made with the use of a Diamond Fret Saw which has a depth of cut up to 150mm (6”), and a bandsaw, used to bandsaw the outline shape and back section from the drawer blank.
The parts are secured by the use of dowels prepared from the off cut shown on the right in the first image, below, and bamboo and wedges.
The overall size of the finished work is 160mm (6½”) long, 150mm (6”) at it’s tallest and 117mm (4½”) deep (approx.).
Timber used is Australian Red Cedar, finished in a blend of natural oils, the base oil is Tung Oil.
The block ready to be bandsawn to obtain the outline shape.
The outline block on the fret saw table ready to saw the inner shape.
The drawer blank having being bandsawn also showing the two sections of inner shape waste.
A section was then bandsawn from the rear of the drawer blank, this will become the back of the drawer cabinet.
The drawer blank showing the fret sawn drawer blank, note the back of the cabinet is not shown.
From the same block of Australian Red Cedar dowels were made with the use of a dowel cutter.
This image shows the drawer, with the dowels in place. Note the drawer blank was hand carved, thereby negating the need to attach the rear of the drawer.
The drawer cabinet assembled, also showing the use of bamboo to secure the drawer front to the drawer and similarly to attach the back to the drawer cabinet. The drawer cabinet was then ready to attach to the outer shell of the box.
Image showing the underside of the outer shell of the box and demonstrating the use of dowels to secure the drawer to the outer shell. The larger dowels secure the drawer to the outer shell by wedges; the four 6mm dowels are at an the angle of 45 degrees.
A profile image of the single drawer bandsawn / scroll saw box.
-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org