|Project by jimleigh1313||posted 11-18-2011 02:39 PM||2348 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is my second bandsaw box. Again, I’m just practicing using my new bandsaw. I found out where I was making a mistake after this one (although I corrected it with a lot of sanding). I thought my blade was too wide to make 90 degree cuts in this thick of wood on the curves, but it turns out, the lower guides were not screwed tightly :). Oh well…you live and learn I guess. You can see the effect of loose guides in the second picture where the door is closed. There is a larger gap than I would have liked between the door and the box. Also with the lower guides not tighted, I wasn’t able to track my design on the box. The result isthe drawer is a bit ‘askew’ in that it is not perfectly symmetrical. This become very obvious when the drawer is turned around as if you would put it in backwards.
But the silver lining, is I still ended up with an ok-looking box. And I learned quite a bit about my bandsaw from my second box.
This isn’t the completed design, btw. I wanted to put thin, dark inlay strips every inch or so around the perimeter at the top of the box. But the best i can tell, the best way to accomplish this is with a router and a small straight bit. The router is my next tool purchase. Also, I wanted to add legs that come off the bottom at about 30 degree angles, but I couldn’t think of how to get 4 perfectly aligned holes…especially without a drill press, which is two tool puchases away. So, if you have any tips, or any comments, positive or negative…please share them. I would be very appreciative!