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I made this box (to Steve Marin’s design again) as a test run for my recent acquisition of a second-hand bandsaw – which is an even smaller than my existing machine, and which will be dedicated to the use of a 1/8th inch blade for cutting tight curves in boxes such as these.

Besides being slightly unusual in that the box is cut from end grain oak, my main reason for posting it before I even finished it properly, is to see how long it takes for LJ’ers to work out why it has the grey insert in the drawer – it was not an intended design feature !

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk





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Time2beupinAZ

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#1 posted 1106 days ago

I think it is because your box was sad because it had a big nose so you gave it a smile…....

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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WVTODD

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#2 posted 1106 days ago

Has it been struck by lighting?

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thefishingschool

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#3 posted 1106 days ago

did you forget to cut the front off the droor before you cut out the inside?

-- wood takes time and effort... just like women

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Don Johnson

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#4 posted 1106 days ago

Time2beupinAZ – perhaps I ought to burn in a couple of dots for eyes ???

thefishingschool – You got it!

Not only the front, but the back as well, so I assumed it was all scrap and wasted effort.

Then I thought about trying to fill the saw kerf with some softened pine strips, but the curve was too tight.

Seeking inspiration in my ‘odds and sods’ drawer – for perhaps some thick plastic sheet that might be suitable – I saw a short length of small plastic guttering – the sort used on greenhouses, etc.

By serendipidy perhaps, with just a little sanding of the drawer cut out, I managed to get the plastic and the cut out back into the drawer, and it was just about the right length to fill the slot – talk about luck! I must have cut a very smooth curve for the cut out, as it fitted beautifully.

I glued both bits in place at the front and back, and when dried, was then able to cut off the drawer front and back.
I removed the wooden cut out, leaving the plastic inside, and glued the front and back in place.
I’ll perhaps use some flocking to hide the stains in the plastic.

In the end, I was quite pleased with myself – although I had been pretty stupid originally !

PS – If I’d intended to make the plastic a design feature, I bet I would have struggled to get it right!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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tinman_362

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#5 posted 1106 days ago

Haha, awesome

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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kiefer

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#6 posted 1105 days ago

Nice save Don !

Thanks for sharing this fix.

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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