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Bandsaw Box "Fresno" Made from Bocote and Plywood

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Project by Drunken Woodworker posted 536 days ago 1874 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Band saw box made from bocote and 3 sheets of 3/4” baltic birch plywood laminated together. Finished with Highland Woodworking’s 3-part finish. View more photos here: http://drunkenwoodworker.com/bandsaw-box-bocote-plywood

4.125” wide
4 tall
4.125” depth

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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 535 days ago

Very lovely looking BS box. I keep looking for your cut in line, but still don’t see it. It also looks like you lined the drawer opening as well as the inside of the drawer…correct? I see you like building these as much as I do. I do like the idea of using glued to BB plywood…looks rich

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Drunken Woodworker

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#2 posted 535 days ago

Thanks! Yes I lined the inside as well. It give the drawer a nice snug fit and also reduces sanding since that area is covered with flocking.

You can see the cutline in the 4th photo where the drawer is slightly open in the plywood.

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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 535 days ago

Beautiful bocote, beautifully made !

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Hawaiilad

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#4 posted 535 days ago

Is that the cut line that shows on the plywood on picture #4? Have you ever noticed by spraying on the felt in the drawer cut out it will make the drawer a bit tight? I really like this idea. May keep me from needing the spaces on bottoms of the drawers to center them.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Drunken Woodworker

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#5 posted 535 days ago

Yes, that’s the cut line. They usually don’t show up as much as this one. I line most of my boxes in the drawer cutout and they’ve never been to tight. I highly recommend this technique. It makes for a better fitting drawer, less sanding, the drawer “action” feels nice and it looks great.

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 535 days ago

Thank you for sharing this info….I have 6 boxes in different phases of building right now and I will try lining the insides to see how well it works….sounds like a good idea. I like to try many different woods that work well together, and most of the time I use Koa in it somewhere. Have not tried the BB ply, but may have to rethink that. Ohio is where I grew up about 100 years ago…seems like it anyway.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Drunken Woodworker

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#7 posted 535 days ago

I would imagine Koa is everywhere where you live!

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Hawaiilad

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#8 posted 535 days ago

Yes there is allot of Koa here, but the prices are still pretty high. I have a friend that has a logging permit for Koa and after it’s dried he sells it all over the world…I am able to buy at wholesale or below prices…sometimes he will include some “free” wood as well. I also use Monkey Pod, Mango and Avacodo. I do miss not have some of the Mainland woods.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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SirSeth

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#9 posted 535 days ago

Sweet box! The ply gives it a nice industrial look (ala Chipotle). The Biocote adds class. Great design.

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Surfside

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#10 posted 534 days ago

That is a very smart idea! It is really obvious that you put an exceptional work on that band saw box! It is astonishing and I just love your work! Good job on that!

-- "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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