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Claro Walnut Band Saw Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 866 days ago 1421 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

March, 2012—Another box made from a solid block from Woodcraft. I have worked with walnut before but this was a first with “Claro Walnut.” I’d say it is a little harder than ordinary walnut. Fun little project. I think the knobs were some left-over hickory. Tung oil finish.

By the way, I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before. I have found that the knobs hold better when they are doweled into place. I drill a 3/16-inch hole in the knob and in the drawer fronts, and glue a dowel in there. Oh, and I have discovered that one of our local Chinese restaurants gives chop-sticks in 3/16-inch diameter. Perfect for this application.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 866 days ago

Nice open look to the drawers. Did the tung oil darken the box that much or is it just the pictures?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Roger

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#2 posted 865 days ago

I like the design & wood combos

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

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#3 posted 865 days ago

Another fine project, Art, keep up the good work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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FloridaArt

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#4 posted 865 days ago

To Hawaii Lad: This wood was dark to begin with. The Tung Oil enhanced the grain, but I would not say it made the wood darker.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#5 posted 750 days ago

Pictures of band saw boxes posted in this site are all very inspiring. I hope you will never get tired of sharing tasteful pieces of art.

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