|Project by HillbillyShooter||posted 01-08-2013 10:40 PM||5409 views||18 times favorited||33 comments|
The creative seed for this project was planted by LJ Todd2010’s post entitled My first bandsaw box (c.f., http://lumberjocks.com/projects/75068 ). I commented that I thought my wife would like one and although I’d never made a bandsaw box, I’d try it for a Christmas present. Well, I tried it. This is my first attempt at building a BSB. However, I’m a little late for Christmas.
The material is Bloodwood. It measures approximately 5-3/4” tall by 6-1/2” length by 5” thick. The finish is Deft lacquer from a spray can (multiple coats over three distinct drying sessions), with the last coat being rubbed with 0000 steel wool and waxed with Howard’s paste wax. The inside of each drawer is lined with garment suede because that was the only red suede our local leather store had after the Christmas rush.
Although late, my wife seemed pleased and I actually enjoyed the finishing process (somewhat) because it really brought out the beauty of the Bloodwood and reintroduced me to lacquer as a wood finish.
As always, comments (good, bad, critical or whatever) are greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking.
P.S. Although late, I want to extend my gratitude to my friends at Ballew Saw & Tool for keeping me in neat wood working toys and at O-P Hardwoods for always having a great selection of wood (domestic and exotic) and other wood needs—both businesses being home owned and located here in Springfield, MO.
-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington