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2nd Attempt at a bandsaw bow

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Project by Hermit posted 02-19-2018 10:09 PM 863 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my second attempt was much better than the first. Having the right bandsaw blade and the 12” disc sander really made it much easier. A drunken woodworker design and pattern from his book. Made from Mahogany and Cedar. Finished with 3 coats of tung oil and wipe on poly, satin. Topped with a coat of paste wax. Flocking the inside of the box also eliminated all the inside sanding. Think I feel confident now in using nicer wood for the next one.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.





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wncguy

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#1 posted 02-20-2018 01:52 PM

Very nicely executed, good wood combination. Did you flock before or after finishing the rest of the box.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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Hermit

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#2 posted 02-20-2018 02:14 PM

Thanks….I flocked after applying 3 coats of wipe on poly making sure the inside was sealed with poly as well.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 02-20-2018 02:25 PM

This is a beautiful band saw box. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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wncguy

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#4 posted 02-20-2018 02:37 PM

Appreciate the added info Hermit.
I’m going to try flocking & looking for how others do it.
Jim & some others mentioned using matching paint color versus the “adhesive” to “glue” the fibers.
What did you use?
Thanks

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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Hermit

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#5 posted 02-20-2018 07:52 PM

I used …

As you can see by the side of the can I knocked it over and lost half of it. Next time I’ll put the adhesive in a Tupperware. I had to much work into it to trust the paint. So I’ll always use the adhesive. That’s just me.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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fivecodys

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#6 posted 02-20-2018 09:10 PM

You did a fantastic job!
What blade did you fail with and what blade was successful?

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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Hermit

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#7 posted 02-20-2018 09:19 PM

First tried a 1/4” blade and couldn’t make the sharper turns. Probably user error and lack of experience but I found the 3/16” 4 tpi skip tooth from highland woodworking to be a breeze. My local Rockler doesn’t stock them so I had to order them.

Edit….thanks for the compliment I appreciate it.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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mel52

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#8 posted 02-20-2018 10:45 PM

I like the design. Haven’t tried making one yet, but think I will after seeing yours. Good job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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voodverker62

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#9 posted 02-21-2018 05:38 AM

I did my first one way back in the 70’s , lol a heart cutout with an M for my last name on the outside , dont know what happened too it , , Nice work .

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SouthpawCA

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#10 posted 02-21-2018 04:58 PM

I made the same mistake you did with the blade … what difference could 1/16” make … A LOT! I purchased the same book and make a box in my spare time and worked out nice. I used the same flocking too, but didn’t put enough of the flocking on the inside so the adhesive kinda shows thru … don’t skimp on the flocking!

Nice box … thanks for showing it. In case you are interested Pinterest has a boat load of bandsaw boxes that people have displayed. Great for ideas and inspiration.

-- Don

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