|Project by wellington||posted 08-15-2010 08:42 PM||1779 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
This weekend I was having another “but mom, everyone else is doing it!” moment (my first being the checkerboard cutting board). I’ve seen people making these “bandsaw boxes” (as they are allegedly called), and I figured I would give it a shot.
Admittedly, I had no idea what I was doing, but I found some maple and walnut cutoffs that were just sitting around being jealous that they weren’t getting made into anything… so I glued ‘em all together, and set to work.
I had a vague idea of how it should all work, so I muddled ahead. After I finished the big one (outside dimensions ~ 6.5” x 6.5” x 5”) I realized that I had a substantial bit left from cutting out in the inside of the drawer, so I made a little brother for the big one. Actually, there was enough left over from the little brother to make an even tinier box, but I decided against it… since I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the ones I already have.
They were both freehand, which was fun… but it also lead to me making decisions while I was cutting that lead to things like the screwy notch at the bottom of the bigger drawer… but whatever.
It was good fun, and hopefully, as I make more, I’ll get better at constructing these guys.
They’re currently being coated with carnauba wax and buffed… and coated and buffed… and coated and buffed… which is a little ridiculous, since they’re for me… and I don’t really care :)
-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.