|Project by Tennessee||posted 05-28-2016 08:02 PM||1218 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
I think it has been at least three years since I built one of these.
Tip of the hat to Lois Ventura, her design in the old version of her bandsaw jewelry box book from the 90’s.
This one is my version, a mixture of Southern Black Cherry and Old Growth Tennessee Walnut, with simple walnut handles on the drawers.
I don’t “open the upper flower” on both upper drawers, as Ms. Ventura does, nor do I show the cuts as rounded edges as she does in the non-drawer areas like the center of the stem. Also, this one is obviously two woods, where most of hers are one wood.
Base about 18” long, 9” deep.
Actual bandsaw boxes, one on the right is about 4 7/8” deep, 14” high, one on the left is 5 1/8” thick, and about 11 1/2” high.
I attach the “flowers” to the base using high strength epoxy, and when I set it in place on the platform, I use a 23 gauge nailer to send a couple nails into the bottom drawer opening to secure it to the base while the epoxy dries for a solid day. Gives me a smooth bottom on the platform, and I add felt feet to it to keep it from scratching someone’s dresser or table. Customers seem to appreciate that little touch.
The finish on this one, crystal gloss polyurethane, I am not that keen on, but I must admit, it catches your eye.
Took three days with four coats to get it to shine like it does. No paste wax, just a microfiber cloth final wipedown.
The drawers are finished inside with felt. I don’t do flock, but that is certainly an option.
This one is destined for my gallery where I sell bandsaw boxes pretty fast, and the more different the better. This one will probably not last long.
Thanks for lookin’, and obviously you can copy it since it is not my design!
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com