|Project by ckorkyrun89||posted 02-11-2013 04:39 AM||1436 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this jewelry box for my girlfriend 2 years ago for Christmas. I’m sure some of you will recognize the pattern. I got it from a magazine a few years ago. I can’t for the life of me remember which magazine it was though.
It was made on my dad’s older 14 inch import bandsaw. Lucklily we had just gotten a new blade however it was still slow going through about 4 and a half inches of walnut.
The biggest thing I got out of it is that a bandsaw box is more about sanding than it is about the bandsaw. I do not have an oscillating spindle sander and at the time only have some small 1 inch long drum sanders of various sizes. It mostly ended up in hand sanding for several hours. I think all told I had about 30 hours worth of hand sanding in it. I definitely would not do it the same way again and probably wont make another one until I have a better way to sand it.
It was definitely an interesting and fun project. She was thrilled with it and that is definitely the most important part.