|Project by Dave Owen||posted 01-15-2010 04:50 PM||5553 views||11 times favorited||12 comments|
This 4-drawer box was a magazine project, and my first bandsaw box. It was made from a cut-off of a solid piece of construction grade Cedar that I had intended to discard. I’m glad I didn’t. I didn’t realize what an interesting grain there was on the box side (as shown unfinished in another of the pictures) until after I had cut the box out. This box was finished with several coats of wipe-on Poly.
The Honduras Mahogany box was my second box made from one of the patterns in Lois Keener Ventura’s book “Building Beautiful Boxes with Your Band Saw. This box and the other six shown are all about 8-1/2” wide x 3-3/4” high x 5” deep.
The Walnut and the Yellowheart boxes are two of the final group of boxes shown in the last photograph that I made as Christmas gifts. These were also from the Lois Ventura book. The final seven boxes were all finished with two coats of Watco Natural Danish Oil and a coat of Briwax. All box drawers are lined with self-adhesive black felt.
It’s likely I’ll make only one or two more bandsaw boxes, but I found making them interesting, and they turned out to be highly-appreciated gifts.
-- Dave O.