|Project by CharlieBhoy||posted 09-18-2012 07:27 PM||1088 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This was one of the first projects I made when I got my new Axminster Bandsaw. I’d googled “Bandsaw projects” and was put onto the excellent Stevin Marin WWMM youtube video that showed me how to make bandsaw boxes (a term that I’d never heard up until that point).
I made one for my wife which was subsequently posted onto Facebook. My sister in law who had one year old twins asked for two with the initials of the kids on them which prompted the idea to make these boxes.
Very pleased with the results given I was a relative newbie at bandsaw work. Only problem I have is that the thinnest blade my axminster will take is a 1/4inch blade but I managed to get through by “going really slow”.
They took a while to make and I wouldn’t consider churning out too many of them, too fiddly but they went down a storm at the twins 2nd birthday party.
You’ll see from the pictures that there’s no finish on them which is probably a big no no. I’m still a very uneducated novice when it comes to finishes. Bought some tung oil and some water based varnish but still learning how to apply for a good professional finish so thought it best to leave them ‘unfinished’ rather than ruin them.
Let me know what you think of them – this is my first project post on Lumberjocks!