|Project by Hawgnutz||posted 11-26-2007 04:49 PM||1365 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Well, I finally got back to my shop after all my trips and building projects. (Some of us are only weekend and night woodworkeers and get to work AFTER we fix the house, fence, plumbing, etc, etc.) This fall I cut some fence posts out of redwood and after I cut off some the unneeded ends from a 3×4 post, these 2 sections of wood called out to me, “Looky here, we can become a bandsaw box! Don’t throw us in the burn pile! Look!”
Well, as you see, I heeded their pleeding. LOL This is the smaller of the two. It is approx 2×3 by about 1 3/4 high. The other is in the shop ready to finish as soon as the weather warms up, some. (it DOES get cold here in SE Arizona. We are only about 30 miles from Mexico border, but there has been ice on windshields in morning.) Anyway, I am giving this to a friend’s daughter who is a special needs child around 14. He may be geting evicted, soon, so I focused on getting this done first and put alll others on hold.
The box body, like i said is redwood from a 3×4 post. The cross is purpleheart scrap that was resawn, then cut with scroll saw. The cross was stained with Minwax Red Oak, I then used a Cherrywood gel stain on the whole box and finished that with spray shellac. I was planning to use rubbing poly on it, but did not expect it to see much wear, and did not want to wait to get it to Todd, so I just used 3 coats of shellac.
This had a bunch of “firsts” for me: First bandsaw box—I learned not to cut sides too small on end grain, as they will break off if you hold them wrong.
First Flocking—Simple procedure, but you have to allow 12 hours drying time, and box top should fit loosely BEFORE you flock the insde. But that is the nature of bandsaw boxes, sio it was not a problem. All in all, I am satisfied with my first bandsaw box.
Another lesson… Listen to what the wood tells you…LOL
-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards