|Project by GlennsGrandson||posted 05-17-2012 03:14 PM||2239 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Here is my first Bandsaw Box. I recently bought an older 12” deep, 6” thickness Sears/Craftsman tilting head BS off of CL, $50. I saw a log (no pun intended) that was destined for firewood lying in the wood pile in the garage. So I woke up early the next day and was thinking about it and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I started cutting and this is what I got. I am not positive that this is the “correct” way to make a BS box as I haven’t saw any tutorials (or read/watched them anyways). It turned out OK for my first box and a piece of firewood. I’m not sure what the wood is. I made the pull from a scrap of walnut I had laying around. The last picture is of the unfinished box sitting in the original bark and the remaining piece of wood. Pretty neat to see what came of it.
Finished with some wipe on poly, may give it a waxing too. You can see the one error in the first picture that bothers me(there ARE more than one), trying to make the curve for the drawer I couldn’t make the corner and started going wide. So I stopped and changed my blades (1/4” to 1/8”, duh) and finished it out.
I did notice that when I am trying to cut a straight section with my fence my blade tends to run out a decent bit, do I just need to adjust the guides or is something else causing this?
Thanks for looking, tips, constructive criticism, and compliments welcome!
-- Grant - N Dakota