A gift for Robin

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Project by Sanity posted 03-31-2011 03:13 PM 1641 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bandsaw box of cherry and walnut. Finished with lacquer.

I would not make one quite as deep as this again because it was difficult to cut on the bandsaw and then required a lot of sanding to remove burn marks from the cherry.

There was a lot of end grain sanding which became extremely tedious but I am pleased with the results.

This is a gift for a relative who has been very generous to my daughter.

-- Stuart

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 03:19 PM

No matter how much sanding it took, its one of the nicest ones on here. There are alot of good ones here and this one ranks right up there! The finish and lines are perfect , well done

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 03:28 PM

I have to agree, this is an excellent example! Great smooth curves, even gaps and reveals, equal thickness on the space between drawers, etc. Beautiful finish as well. A really gorgeous looking box! Great job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 04:24 PM

Got to agree a well executed B.S. box, from start to finish superb….BC

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Randy Sharp

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 05:16 PM

Wow! The grain pattern on your glue-up is very nice! And those handles…they really set the peice apart from others I’ve seen. Just beautiful, Stuart!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 05:17 PM

Very,Very nice bandsaw box. I like the shape and the open design for the start cuts. Thanks for sharing.
That will be an heirloom for the lucky receiver!!

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

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 05:47 PM

Just a Beautiful Box, the lines and way you layered the pieces is wonderful, stunning band saw box with excellent construction, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 05:51 PM

Robin will love it! You are kind enough to show your appreciation.The box turned out great :)

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#8 posted 03-31-2011 06:55 PM

Thank you for sharing. It looks fantastic and will make an awesome gift. This is just more evidence on why I need to explore bandsaw boxes in the near future. Great job.

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA

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#9 posted 03-31-2011 08:54 PM

That is sweet! Love how you turned the grain on the glue up.


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#10 posted 04-01-2011 01:31 AM

Very nice work, smooth, nice wood combo, finish, great job all around!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#11 posted 04-01-2011 01:42 AM

Thats a real looker nice nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 04-01-2011 02:16 AM

Very well done. The end grain looks book matched, a nice touch. I also like the divider in the bottom draw. Was this sanded with an OSS or by hand? Either way this box took a while to finish. Into my favorites it goes.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#13 posted 04-01-2011 02:26 AM

Thank you all for the generous comments.

Scott, this was a combination of rough sanding on the disk sander and OSS, and then by hand through the grits to finish. Sprayed with water to raise the grain and then sanded again. Two coats of sanding sealer and then sanded with 600 grit. Several coats of lacquer and rubbed down between each one with increasingly finer wet and dry.

-- Stuart

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#14 posted 04-01-2011 04:02 AM

This is a great looking box. Don’t you just love sanding. lol

-- Chuck

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#15 posted 04-01-2011 08:08 PM

All of it, the whole thing looks fantastic! Tight glue-up, thoughtful grain orientation, clean and even kerf lines, and slick finish. Nice work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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