|Project by Mauritius||posted 10-05-2009 05:08 AM||3568 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
I figured I’d make these my official entry into the bandsaw box club. I’ve been working on them off and on the past month…I found that I have a daily limit of 1 1/2 hours of sanding. I finally got around to finishing them last week and gave the padauk box to my step mother tonight, she was amazed. Definitely an addictive project with great results and I actually learned to enjoy sanding a bit. But just a bit.
All three designs are from Lois Ventura’s book Building Beautiful Boxes with Your Bandsaw. I can’t say enough good things about this book. If you want to get into making these boxes, get this book! Even if you don’t, it’s still a great read and touches on a lot of techniques and project/organizational skills that apply to many other types of projects.
The first box is made of walnut, with a maple racing stripe and a curly maple handle. It was my first attempt and definitely got me hooked. The second box is canary wood with wenge pulls, it’s the last box I completed and by far my favorite. And the last box is made of padauk with ash pulls. My first experience with padauk. My shop is now orange, along with at least three sets of clothes. I sense an apron in my future. A word of advice to those wanting to try these…pick a wood that’s soft to start and you’ll spend half the amount of time sanding.
Hope you enjoy, critiques are welcome!