|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-10-2010 02:27 AM||2206 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
Well I did it. After seeing all the nice bandsaw boxes on LJ’s, I had to make one too. When I originally saw a bandsaw box it was made from a piece of a tree limb so I thought I should use a raw log. I got this log in Arizona from a firewood pile and I spent 3 days filling all the cracks with epoxy and sawdust after I cut the pieces out. I don’t know what the wood is, but that red part is hard as steel to sand but it cuts easily. I thought it might be redwood or juniper. I lightly sanded the outside where the bark was removed and took off the worm tracks from the back but left the swirl in the sapwood. This box has no handle but the drawer stays in even when you tip it upside down. There are two stacks of rare earth magnets in the drawer and two steel buttons in the inside back that hold it really good. I added a slot in the bottom for overpowering the magnets to get the drawer open. I don’t have a flocking tube, so I put a piece of black velvet in the bottom of the drawer glued over cardboard.
I never actually watched the process for doing this but I think I screwed up making the drawer. I cut the bottom off so I could cut out the inside. This made the front too short for the opening and left a gap at the bottom. I added four skids to the inside of the box to equalize the gap for the sides and the top, the bottom turns under so you really don’t see my mistake a lot.
This was fun. I’ll probably make another one some day but I’ll make it to the newer design with an open gap on the sides where the blade enters
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!