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Spalted Maple Bandsaw 5-drawer Jewerly Box

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Project by JoeinDE posted 12-23-2012 04:01 PM 1197 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a piece of spalted maple that I was waiting for it to tell me what it wanted to turn it into. It finally told me that it wanted to be a bandsaw box (after I got my bandsaw). Since I was unable to make 90 degree turns with my 1/4” blade (I should have been using a 1/8” blade, but I hadn’t gotten one yet), I ended up drilling holes to help make the 90 degree turns. The piece ended being a tipping hazard when loaded, so I added the “feet” at the end of the build. The feet, or course, are the “waste” from two of the drawers. The finish is Zinnser clear shellac. The pulls are yellowheart. The majority of the wood is maple. The drawers are lined with black felt. The dimensions are 22” x 11” x 4”

This was given as a Christmas present to my sister-in-law.

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools





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albachippie

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 05:17 PM

Lovely box with a great finish. I am sure it will ne a treasured gift.

Just noticed your dimensions. Quite big!

Thanks for posting,

Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 05:40 PM

Great wood ,nice work.

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 05:45 PM

Beautiful job. Nice looking piece.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 07:16 PM

Great work, a bit shiney for my taste, but a great box indeed.
You are getting better with that new bandsaw, keep it up and I will be looking forward to your next post.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 12-26-2012 03:52 PM

Flashy! It’s pretty amazing band saw box!

www.bandsawblog.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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