|Project by Grizzled_Buckeye||posted 06-03-2012 01:27 PM||1870 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
These are a couple of bandsaw boxes made as belated Mother’s Day gifts for two of the most important Mom’s in my life; mine and my son’s. I made them using cut-offs from our purpleheart and curly maple table, and they were the first projects to come from my G0555LX 14” Deluxe Bandsaw from Grizzly. I wanted to try a couple of different blades, so I used a 1/2” 3TPI Timber Wolf blade to remove the outside waste and a 1/8” 14TPI Olson All Pro blade for the inside cuts. I smoothed my cuts using a Ridgid Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander. I hand-cut (kind of rough, but I hope to improve with practice) the insets at the base with a dove tail saw, smoothed with a rasp, card scrapers, and sandpaper. Finished with de-waxed shellac and Transtint Dark Vintage Maple, to pop the grain of the curly maple, and a General Finishes Arm-R-Seal topcoat. The knobs on the front piece were store-bought, because I needed to have it done by this weekend, when my Mom heads home from her visit. My wife hasn’t decided on the knobs for hers, yet, but she says she’s thinking about a strongly contrasting color, like deep blue (?!). Thanks for all the inspiration and information I’ve gotten from my fellow LumberJocks!
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