6 drawer BSB with blue flocking

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Project by billculpepper posted 05-13-2012 07:22 PM 1654 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1st real attempt at BSB, mothers day gift. Kids had fun at the costume jewelry store picking out it’s first “inhabitants”. Tremendous learnings on this one. I knew I disliked sanding, and this box confirmed it. broke down and purchased flocking tube ($6) at woodcraft. I wouldn’t attempt a good flocking job without it. I was pleased with how the micro-shredded suede turned out. Even more pleased with how the wife like it.

Anyone know the wood? I bought it for $1 at bin at rockler…it was called “project wood”. the top piece (of 4) had what appears to be striped spalting in it. There is a pen in the foreground to give you an idea of scale. This box was almost too big to do on my bandsaw and I had to “flip it over” to complete some cuts due to size. there are finger holes drilled in the back to get the drawers out. Wife preferred to go without pulls at this time.

Thanks for looking.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#1 posted 05-13-2012 08:51 PM

Bill that is a Very Nice band saw box. I have made a couple hundred of these and still love making them. Is this your design? I have not seen that one before.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 12:07 AM


Nice work, looks like it was almost a 5 drawer box ! A tip, to maintain a consistent amount of timber around the drawers bandsaw your drawers first and then bandsaw the outline shape from the block. Having a larger and generally a squarer block makes it easier to glue up the entry points.

Well done, keep up the good work

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 03:08 AM

nice work love it

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 03:12 AM

Very nice, Bill. Nice wood selection with the spalted piece showing.
I feel your pain. I just finished cutting two @ 15” on my 11” Shopsmith band saw. Takes some advance planning, for sure. Even so, I had to back track a few times.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 05-14-2012 09:12 PM

Yes, because of the large size I thought cutting the outside first would give me more table room (and it did) but it sacrificed accuracy on the wall thickness. Now, to be totally honest, I’m still getting used to my bandsaw and my ability to cut aggressive curves in such a thick piece, so there is plenty of user error/timidness in there as well. I didn’t want to push the saw too much this first time because…we’ll…I assume the saw would win that fight!

@Larry, yes, it is my design. I was certainly influenced by some boxes I saw here on LJ. The original design was to be called “3 children” and the top drawer and side necklace drawer was a head/body suggestion and the other two top drawers were two more heads peeking out. I was going to do pulls that suggested a closed eye on each “head” and a long slender arm with spoonlike hand for the necklace drawer. The thought of it being “person like” creeped my wife out and she preferred the more organic tree shape with no pulls and access holes in the back.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#6 posted 08-08-2012 11:19 PM

Nice box bill, can’t really tell what kind of wood it is though looks like a maple and it does have spalting going on.

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