Bear Totem Bandsaw Box

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Project by topcat posted 10-13-2011 05:20 AM 1777 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this one. My wife has always loved bears and this one is for her. It’s a Maple/Cherry sandwich with a Danish oil finish. The drawer cut at the belly got really tight and I almost didn’t make it, but it held. The little handle is maple, as well.

-- Tom - As you get older, you learn to hide your mistakes better

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#1 posted 10-13-2011 01:50 PM

Very nice!!!

Thanks for sharing.


-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#2 posted 10-13-2011 04:56 PM

In other words, you “bearly” made it. Nice box. I have a bandsaw and wondering what blade you use for this type of projects. I have some industrial supply houses and a Woodcraft store close by. How do you inlet the drawer to hold jewelry, etc. Tutorial/video on the LJ site? Would like to try to make abox.

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#3 posted 10-13-2011 05:10 PM

Yuk, Yuk. I used a 1/4” hook tooth. The blades I have been using till now have been made by Morse (don’t like them.) I just switched to Olson blades and it is a world of difference. I’m assuming it is a different metal because the Morse is black and the Olson is silvery. I was just at a Woodcraft and the one by me had Olson. When I grow up, I’ll buy a Timber Wolf and change to Urethane(?) tires. Till then, my bandsaw will have to let me beat it up a bit more.

-- Tom - As you get older, you learn to hide your mistakes better

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#4 posted 10-13-2011 08:02 PM


Nice job!

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