|Project by Jonathan||posted 12-27-2010 12:44 AM||8200 views||10 times favorited||22 comments|
I recently decided to make my first bandsaw box as a Christmas gift. I finished this box about 5-days ago, but wanted to finish the blog series I did on the process first.
*For construction details, please visit my Bandsaw Box Blog Series.
I’ll go ahead and list all the details here, but won’t go into the story since the blog series hopefully can fill in the blanks there, plus it’s hard to type since my tablesaw accident a few days ago. Thank goodness my fingers are still attached… just need the 27-stitches to do their job now.
Wood: 23/32”-thick beetle kill pine (7-piece lamination) with natural flaws left in, ebony for drawer pull, cork for drawer bumpers, self-adhesive cork feet on bottom
Sanded: entire box up to 320-grit, ebony pull through 600-grit followed by 0000-steel wool buff
Finish Applied: Zinsser Bulls Eye SealCoat Dewaxed Shellac, sprayed and wiped-on
Glue: Titebond III for lamination and drawer construction, with both thin & gel CA glues for misc. small parts
Overall Box Dimenions: 4-9/32”-tall, by 6-9/32”-wide, by 4-11/16”-deep
Main Drawer Dimensions: 3-9/16”-tall, by 5-7/32”-wide, by 4-1/4”-deep (not including drawer pull)
Ebony Pull Dimensions: 9/32”-deep/protrusion, by 11/32”-wide, by 7/8”-long
Secret Drawer Dimensions: 11/16”-tall, by 3-3/4”-wide, by 3-5/8”-deep (plus handle that is 9/32”-deep, by 7/32”-wide, by 19/32”-tall)
Front Design: woodburned Pen State Nittany Lion
The box arrived in time for Christmas and was well received. They didn’t realize there was a secret compartment until I told them about it.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."