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My First Bandsaw Box

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Project by bobasaurus posted 07-25-2011 08:37 AM 2116 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I finally finished restoring my old delta/milwaukee 14” bandsaw, the first thing I had to try was making a bandsaw box. I glued up some purpleheart and mahogany scraps and went to work making the “leaf” box from the Lois Ventura book. It went pretty smooth overall, though I sanded the inside a bit too much trying to remove every mark, leaving a larger gap than I wanted (even with some felt glued to the bottom). Using my cheap 1/4” roundover bit on the drawer and box was a mistake, as it chipped out and required lots of sanding to fix up (even though I was making very light passes). From now on I’ll round the edges on a sander. My oscillating spindle sander was great for sanding the curves (cheap harbor freight model), but it did leave some scratches that needed to be worked out with several grits on the orbital (stopped at 220)... still better than straight sanding drums on the press, though. Finished with 5 coats of clear gloss wipe-on poly, 0000 steel wool between coats. I gave this to my sister today for her birthday.

-- Allen, Colorado





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eddie

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 09:08 AM

that is a nice box shes going to love it.got try some of the purpleheart on one of my bandsaw boxes very nice indeed

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 12:03 PM

Nice version of a classic design..

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 06:53 PM

Looks really nice from the pictures. I should be getting my BS next week can’t wait to get it up and running so I could make one. I like the purpleheart and mahogany combination. Thanks for the inspiration.

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#4 posted 07-26-2011 04:49 PM

Very elegant

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#5 posted 07-27-2011 02:20 AM

super nice, and I like the finish!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#6 posted 10-02-2011 04:27 PM

Wow! What a lucky sister you have!

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