|Project by JeffG||posted 03-09-2010 03:41 AM||8387 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
I figured I had to put that this project was a bandsaw box in the headline after writing ‘tight curves’ –
This “Lotus” bandsaw box project is from a from Lois Keener Ventura book and has probably been done by another Lumberjock already, but I’m happy with the way it turned out being my first bandsaw box – go big or go home. Made from cherry, and the handles are maple.
All the specs were from the plans in the book except I enlarged the piece from a suggested 9 inches to about 12 inches tall. The curves were really tight so I figured adding a few inches would allow me to cut it easier. But some curves were still tight even with a new blade running on a Powermatic 141. However, with the increased dimensions my wife needs more jewelry to fill it.
- The cut time was 45 minutes.
- The sanding time was 10 hours (I bought a spindle sander after I finished).
- Glued up the block using 12 clamps and 3 cauls and left it to dry for 24 hours.
- Used about 4 board feet of cherry.
- Used about .1 board feet of maple.
- Make sure you have lots of glue when starting this project.
- I didn’t worry about having the cherry super smooth after planning for the block glue-up, I figured some roughness would work to my advantage in helping the pieces lock together.
- Round the back of the bandsaw blade.
-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY