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Project by Jim Sellers posted 07-06-2017 03:25 PM 960 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finding a use for some scrap wormy maple. Not too pretty but functional. Used suede to line drawers. Tray was cut with bowl bit in router after making jig and template.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.





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#1 posted 07-06-2017 05:09 PM

Real nice box, Jim. It is made to fit things!!Nice wood with lots of character!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-06-2017 05:39 PM

Jim, you make great stuff!

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#3 posted 07-06-2017 05:55 PM

Very cool design!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-07-2017 12:38 AM

Great wood choices!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 07-07-2017 01:16 AM

Pretty neat! Did you stain it? With the stain and funky coloration from the worms it almost looks like camouflage. Love the tray on top too – I made a box that I wanted to add a tray to like this, but I couldn’t work out a way that I was confident would work, as the box was oriented in such a way that the top of the box was all end grain.

Bandsaw boxes often tend to be very curvy and organic – always a little feminine to my eye. The angular design of this one along with the almost camo coloration definitely looks like it is meant for a man to use. Good work.

Edit: Wait… I’m looking at it again, and it’s too angular to be a conventional bandsaw box… How did you accomplish the angled/square drawer fronts? I can see the insides of the drawers are curvy… I’m trying to figure out how you still made the drawer fronts from a solid piece of wood though… Do did you just cut the whole way through a couple times and glue the front back up, then attach it to the rest of the box?

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#6 posted 07-07-2017 01:27 AM

Thanks guys for the comments. I forgot to mention that the finish is iron acetate solution. (technical term for steel wool dissolved in vinegar) then a few spray coats out of the can with satin lacquer.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#7 posted 07-07-2017 01:48 AM

jeremymcon – Glad to see you’re paying attention. Was wondering if anyone was ever going to ask. The trick is that after the solid blocks are glued up I sliced 3/8 off for the front and back. I take the front face and cut the drawer fronts with scroll saw. So there is actually seams at the front face and rear but if cuts are smooth they can be carefully glued up so that seams are virtually invisible.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#8 posted 07-07-2017 02:13 AM

Ah. Scroll saw could turn those corners! I’d never have come up with that because I don’t own a scroll saw. Thanks.

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#9 posted 07-07-2017 01:32 PM

This is a very creative and practical box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#10 posted 07-11-2017 09:25 PM

I really like these Jim. The design is perfect. Nice and thin but still have storage.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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