|Project by mtkate||posted 06-27-2010 11:00 PM||1634 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I decided what the heck and I would try a bandsaw box, since SteveinMarin PROMISED that you can’t really screw them up.
If you have not seen his video - go there NOW... ;)
I started wtih a bargain piece of Cherry – just 3 bucks. At least I think it’s cherry. When I was working it there was a pinkish hue that came out that made me think it was poplar, but it was too hard for poplar. I still have more than half left, so this is a great bargain box.
I made a box for my sig. other to keep those plastic pieces that come with shirts, and sized the drawer accordingly. I left it square – so that he could stick it in a drawer if he didn’t like it. Turns out he likes it.
The stain is an antique cherry and then one coat of urethane (not the wipe on – I had some industrial strength lying around). Before the urethane, I popped on a small walnut button for the handle.
This box was inspirational. Why? I realized I need a new bandsaw blade. I had a hard time making the contour cuts even after adjusting it like mad. It was burning the wood. I was also inspired to clean the bandsaw and blade top to bottom after making this. But it’s a great project while you are awaiting glue-ups from other projects…