|Project by owenusa||posted 12-25-2009 07:41 AM||4746 views||13 times favorited||15 comments|
This was my first attempt at a bandsaw box. It is the popular Pisces box design by Lois Keener Ventura. I made this from Purpleheart, Maple, and the thin strip in the middle is Mahogany. The box measures a bit over 5 1/4”deep, by 9” wide, ~ 6” high. It is finished with 5 coats of Formby’s Tung Oil Finish and then waxed with Minwax Finishing Wax. I used slick strips attached to the bottom of the drawers to even out the space from the kerf. They worked great and then I placed 4 felt circular discs on the bottom of the base. I also attempted flocking with the mini flocker for my first box (figured might as well learn it all on the first one) to flock drawers in black. Nerve racking at first painting the nice drawer cavities in black adhesive, but it worked out great.
It was finished on Christmas Eve (cutting it close) just in time for a Christmas present. I am now addicted to the bandsaw and will be making more in the future. So much to improve on. As my grandfather who was influential in this project, and taught me how to use a bandsaw, planer and jointer would say: “If you can’t improve on the last one you made whats the point in making another”, or something like that.
I learned so much from many of ya’ll on here through your posts that gave me the courage to give a bandsaw box a shot. Hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas!!!