|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 11-04-2010 05:13 PM||4539 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
This is a band saw box I made from this little birch log that I was given by a guy in the U.P. I thought “what can I do with it?” While waiting for glue and finish to dry on other projects, I cut it out leaving the opening clear on the bottom. Then I decided to mount a magnet in back and glue a steel disc in the back of the drawer to lock it in. So I had to make a way to open it and I cut an oval groove in the bottom and put a little handle hole in the bottom of the drawer.
I flocked the drawer with the black fibers I bought for another project and thought I’d share what I used to apply the fibers. Rather than using that cardboard tube that takes 2 hands, I took a 2 litre bottle and drilled a bunch of 1/8” holes in the top so I could squeeze it with one hand and rotate the drawer all around with my other hand to distribute the fibers to all the corners. It worked out pretty well.
I do have one concern using a birch log with bark on it. As it drys out, the bark tends to separate from the wood. I may have to strip off the bark and sand it all down in the future?????
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!