Three Wood Wave-Style Band Saw Box with Two Drawers

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Project by FloridaArt posted 01-04-2010 07:06 AM 5382 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2009 – The contrasting woods made this box interesting. The center is pine, and the two thin layers are aspen. The dark wood is a hard wood purchased from the scrap pile at a lumber yard in St. Petersburg (Florida). Each draw is cut so that it has a divider, and so there are 4 compartments total. The bottom of each compartment is lined with felt. The knobs are an orange colored hard wood from the scraps of an earlier band saw box project. On this box I sanded to 600, applied one coat of Watco Danish Oil, sanded with 1200, and applied a second coat of Danish Oil. The oil really brings out the character in the wood. This is a heavy piece. Based on the general look and feel of it, my wife decided this one was for a man to use. Maybe it’s the racing stripe look.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 07:09 AM

Very cool band saw box Art

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 01:42 PM

Very nicely done.

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 03:12 PM

Nice use of stripes… might I suggest a small piece of timber on the bottom of the drawers to shim them up to even out the gap… or use as I do a small piece of self-adhesive felt on the bottom of the drawer… this also makes them slide smoothly. Hope this is of help.

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 04:14 PM

Nicely done! I really favor the stripes.
Thx for sharing.

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 04:21 PM

Very nice. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 05:25 PM

Yes, that’s a good idea to add felt or a wood spacer under each drawer to even out the gaps. Thank you for the constructive comment. I had not even noticed the inconsistent gap before! But now that you’ve mentioned it, I see it and it sticks out like a major blunder!!! :-) I will have to add this step in my box-making procedure for sure.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#7 posted 01-05-2010 03:16 AM

Art, I like your bandsaw box. The stripes add a very interesting look to both the box and the drawers. Nice job.

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#8 posted 01-17-2010 06:24 AM

Nice Box what kind if saw do you have? What size blade do you use? I have not tried one on these yet.

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 05:54 AM

Thank you for the comments. I have been using a 1/4-inch blade in a 14-inch band saw. I do not have a riser block, so 6-inches is a thick as I can cut. I have a brand new 3/16-inch blade, which I think will be better, but it’s still in the box for now.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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