Four Drawers in Four Woods

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Project by FloridaArt posted 01-25-2011 12:40 AM 2167 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

January, 2011—My 16-year old daughter decided to make her second band saw box. This is a Ventura-inspired design that stands about 18-inches tall.

The center wood is hickory, flanked by western red cedar and zebrawood. The handles are padauk.There are a couple of coats of spray lacquer applied. The drawers are lined on the bottoms with felt, and two of the drawers have dividers.

The last photo is an “action shot” of the cutting at the band saw. She is very happy with the results.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 12:49 AM

Look really nice!

Good job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 12:51 AM

very cool! she did an amazing job! Looks like she will become a great woodworker!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 12:53 AM

she should be very happy with the results!! Very creative and challenging design.

She needs her own LumberJock i.d. :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 01:49 AM

Very nice… I love the design and choice of woods.
Well done.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 02:26 AM

Wow Art. The box turned out very nice. She sure has a future in WW.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 01-25-2011 03:08 AM

Oh yea! very awesome project. Grrrrrrreat future outlook for your daughters future. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 01-25-2011 04:53 AM

What size blade and what is that blue top guide on the bandsaw?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 06:00 AM

I must say that is one nice Band Saw Box. She has definitely got the talent.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 07:35 AM

Semi original… some aspects of Lois Ventura and some of your daughter’s idea… I do like it…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 03:00 PM

Very nice.

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#11 posted 01-25-2011 03:47 PM

How cool is that. Me thinks you have serious competition. Nicely done!

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#12 posted 01-25-2011 08:23 PM

To GFADVM: The blade is a Carter 3/16-inch 10 TPI. The Carter Stabilizer is the blue object in the photo guiding the blade. With the Carter Stabilizer you can make tighter corners and there are no cool blocks to wear out.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#13 posted 01-25-2011 08:54 PM

Excellent! Wow- your daughter really gets into it doesn’t she! That would be an ambitious box for even an experienced woodworker. My hat off to her. Maybe show her some of the other styles of band saw box construction on my web site. There is more to them than drawered boxes.
By the way- does she know that “Woodworking Women Rule!”

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#14 posted 01-25-2011 11:21 PM

Daughter you’ve done very well.

As Donna says a difficult task even for an experienced bandsawn box maker.

Good reason to be a proud Dad!

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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