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Project by KimAccurso posted 08-06-2018 10:11 PM 542 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at the local hardwoods store a couple of weeks ago and they had some cutoffs of a wood called “Pera Roso” – has anyone ever heard of this? They didn’t have any long boards and these pieces weren’t cheap (maybe $10/bd ft). The only thing I can find relates it to Rosewood, but nothing with the name Pera Roso. This is not near as dense as Rosewood – I’d say more like Mahagony or Sapele. And the chatoyance is more like Sapele or even greater (super, actually). The guy working didn’t know anything about it either, and they had just gotten it in.

Anyway….Had to try it…and decided to do this with it. Tried to up my game a little bit with learning bandsaw boxes which are great fun. I drew it up based on images I’ve seen online, it’s 6×7x4. I haven’t lined the 2 drawers but I cut the bottoms square so I could. I wish I would have planed the boards, lesson learned. The wood has some open grain and in the pics you can see a couple of little pockets on face of 1 drawer. Other than the drawer on the right in the pic falling a bit due to the design, I’m pretty happy with the result! I shaped the handles to mirror the shape of the drawers, they are curly maple and doweled in.

This wood is really beautiful and i tried to capture it shimmering but of course, couldn’t. And it is easily workable. Even the sides of the box are beautiful. I finished it with spray gloss laquer. All comments and critiques welcome!! And thanks for looking, as always :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection





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#1 posted 08-06-2018 10:20 PM

That’s a very attractive wood and really artistic design.

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#2 posted 08-06-2018 10:43 PM

very beautiful BAND SAW BOX I like the style of it …. but no flocking ? ? LOL … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#3 posted 08-06-2018 11:02 PM

Inspiring. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#4 posted 08-07-2018 03:57 AM

Cool looking box and grain. Great job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 08-07-2018 11:32 AM



very beautiful BAND SAW BOX I like the style of it …. but no flocking ? ? LOL … GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER


Thanks Tony! Ok, so is it just me or does anyone really like flocking? I have looked at many bandsaw boxes online and there are some really exquisite ones but with flocked drawers. To me it just seems to take away from the wood or maybe hide saw marks whomever doesn’t want to take the time to sand out? The reason I mentioned lining the bottom of the drawer was a)do it with some nice fabric and b)so little jewels don’t just slide around on the finished wood. But not with flocking – I’ve never really even touched the stuff so I don’t know how it feels to the touch, either. Your thoughts on this??

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#6 posted 08-07-2018 11:57 AM

Looks like QS Sapele to me, but maybe
QS Pau Rosa or these images?
Not enough pink for Peroba Rosa?

Looks nice regardless of name. :)

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#7 posted 08-07-2018 01:38 PM

IMHO … I think flocking adds an extra touch of quality to the piece ( if done correctly) … I am NOT putting down you very excellent job on this box just thinking with that wood tone a red flocking would really help set it apart ….JUST ME 2 CENTS :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 08-07-2018 02:10 PM

This band saw box is very nice and beautifully done. Congratulations!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 08-07-2018 04:27 PM

Nice work, Kim. That is beautiful wood!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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ralbuck

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#10 posted 08-07-2018 04:41 PM

Gorgeous box and gorgeous wood too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#11 posted 08-07-2018 06:25 PM

Beautiful, some day I’m gonna try me a bandsaw box LOL

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 08-08-2018 05:54 AM

Nice wood, nice shape. I like those contrasting handles.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 08-08-2018 11:34 AM



IMHO … I think flocking adds an extra touch of quality to the piece ( if done correctly) … I am NOT putting down you very excellent job on this box just thinking with that wood tone a red flocking would really help set it apart ….JUST ME 2 CENTS :<))

- GR8HUNTER


I am glad to hear your opinion. I just haven’t known what to think of flocking and I see your point. So one of these days I’ll order some and try it out. And now I suppose if someone were selling these it wouldn’t be cost effective to spend hours over days sanding out the drawers as perfectly as you have to with no flocking. Thanks for the thoughts! :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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KimAccurso

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#14 posted 08-08-2018 11:38 AM



Looks like QS Sapele to me, but maybe
QS Pau Rosa or these images?
Not enough pink for Peroba Rosa?

Looks nice regardless of name. :)

- CaptainKlutz

Thanks for the links, I hadn’t seen the first one Pau Rosa – and several of those pictures look just like what I have. Must be it – thank you!!!


-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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