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Two-Drawer Band Saw Box in Contrasting Woods

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Project by FloridaArt posted 1000 days ago 1973 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2011—This is my first time making a band saw box with contrasting wood for the drawers. The darker wood is a very hard wood called blood wood. The lighter wood is hard wood scrap, and I cannot remember its name. (I’m sure I will think of it next week…) The light wood is cut to about 1/8th inch thickness and glued onto the front of the drawer. The pulls are also blood wood.

I found the blood wood somewhat difficult to work with. It is difficult to cut since it is so hard and dense. However, it sands beautifully and feels very smooth to the touch. I applied Tung Oil, and buffed it. A couple days later I glued felt liners to the drawer bottoms. This box is heavy too!

One nice thing about applying a “veneer” face to the drawers: The extra drawer thickness makes them flush with or even slightly proud of the body, rather than being sunken in (or having to glue in a spacer). I would definitely like to make some more boxes similar to this one.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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smurphy

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#1 posted 999 days ago

I like that its really nice. Looks like it was alot of work to make.
Great Job!

-- shawn murphy

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 999 days ago

I like the veneering on this box. Nice idea!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 999 days ago

Very nice. Have to try contrasting wood. Interesting design too.

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#4 posted 999 days ago

I like how you incorporate the entry cuts, rather than glue them up you accentuate them, something to think about. You made a good choice in cutting an irregular line for the drawer top, it looks like it belongs that way. And the veneer sticking past the body only makes the contrast pop even more. Great job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 999 days ago

Art, that bloodwood looks fantastic! I also like the way you veneered the front of the drawers for the contrast it gives to the box.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 999 days ago

I haven’t done any of these yet but they really do look nice. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger

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#7 posted 999 days ago

very nice, and gr8 wood combos

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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TonyWard

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#8 posted 999 days ago

Art

An interesting idea to use veneer timber, why stop at the drawer fronts?

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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ratchet

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#9 posted 999 days ago

very unique

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Donna Menke

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#10 posted 995 days ago

Excellent again, Art. You have no end of great ideas.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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