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First Bandsaw Box: Bamboo Flooring

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Project by TheWoodRaccoon posted 10-23-2016 07:48 PM 437 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all, its been awhile since ive been on here! Ive been busy with life… lol

Anyway, here is my first bandsaw box ever! Its the Aurora design by David Piccuto. I made it from solid vamboo flooring samples i gound being thrown out by a store. I had to plane down the ventilation grooves on one side, and remove the thick UV hard finish from the other, which dulled my olaner blades right quick! I used leather strips for the slides because i dont have flocking. I used a petina’d copper plated screw for the pull, which looks really nice. Finished with a few coats of Minwax paste wax. Nobody in my family believed i made it…lol

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ZAGREB

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#1 posted 10-23-2016 09:43 PM

I do not believe you too
Someone made a nice box

-- bambi

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 01:28 PM

How was the finish after you planed it? My only experience with bambo flooring is installing it as a floor, I know nailing it proved to be quite a challenge with the hardness. I have heard that it is quite stringy when sanded, but have not tried it for myself.

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#3 posted 10-24-2016 07:11 PM

You said ” I used leather strips for the slides because i dont have flocking.”
Well I would flock the inside of the drawer not the bottom. The flocking makes a real poor slide.
You did a nice job on this box, and as you say, planning cross grain on bamboo is a real PITA, I always sand it when I use Bamboo (rarely).

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 10-25-2016 11:30 PM



I do not believe you too
Someone made a nice box

- ZAGREB

Haha thank you!

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 11:33 PM



How was the finish after you planed it? My only experience with bambo flooring is installing it as a floor, I know nailing it proved to be quite a challenge with the hardness. I have heard that it is quite stringy when sanded, but have not tried it for myself.

- TechTeacher04

My 2 blade straight knife lunchbox planer actually left a decent surface! There was a small amount of tearout, but thats to be expected with the hard yet stringy bamboo…It sanded up really nice with my ROS and a soft interface pad for the curves.

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