|Project by Dick, & Barb Cain||posted 01-26-2008 11:06 PM||2478 views||2 times favorited||34 comments|
It’s a little early for Sweethearts Day, but everyday is Sweethearts Day at our house.
Maybe I can even S-t-r-e-t-c-h this one out to be her anniversary gift, 57 years at the end of March,
but that may be stretching things a little to far. LOL
As I previously said in my blog series, I’ve never made a bandsaw box before, there’s a step by step
explanation of this project.
What turned me toward this, was an article in the latest issue of “Woodworkers Journal.”
Being that I have a nice new bandsaw, I thought this would be a way to get some practice,
& have some fun at the same time, entering this contest.
I dreamed about a design for this box, & the next day I put it down on paper. It’s always fun connecting curves
with French curves. It all came together just as I’d dreamed, very little erasing.
The material for this came from a Burly Maple tree in our local city park. I had my eye on that tree for many years,
& one day I saw that they were cutting it down. The first thing the next morning I was at the park office,
asking for some of the wood. They were kind enough to haul a truck load to my house, instead of to the dump.
I split it into blocks, & painted the ends of it with my special end sealer, “Carpenters glue”, & stacked them on
a shelf in my shop. I think they’ve been there for over 10 years, & with very little checking.
I had used some of it for some green turning, but I still have some left yet.
The drawer pulls are carved from the same material.
This box can be displayed in two directions.
The dimensions are, Height = 8” Width = 7” Depth = 4”.
As explained in my BLOG, I used purified Linseed Oil, & Beeswax mixed 50/50 for a rubbed in finish.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1