|Project by Blackie_||posted 06-01-2013 07:22 PM||1888 views||11 times favorited||34 comments|
Pictured: Is a singled drawer bandsaw box with a hidden drawer inside of the large drawer, only not cut like a typical bandsaw box is normally cut, I took a block of wood (Spalted Hackberry) and instead of cutting the back off like you typically do and entering the side causing a cut line, I instead entered the box from the side thus no exposed cut line, the box also has a more squared appeal apposed to the rounded shape, I could have even added splines to this box if I had wanted too.
Build: I cut a 3/8” slice off of each end marking them so I know which one goes where, I then sat the box up end-on-end, drew a line starting from the front left side of the box drawing toward the back rounding the corner up the back and rounding the corner again leading me back out toward the right front side of the box, I then made the cut, Once I had the plug of wood out I had to hand sand the inside of the box mostly as the spindle sander would not reach but easy enough, The drawer could have been cut the same way but that would not allow me to install a hidden drawer so I made the drawer like the normal way by slicing off the front and the back instead of the ends, this also made for a very tight fit on the side, I had to sand quite a bit to allow clearance.
Measurements: 9” Long x 4” Wide x 3 1/2” High.
Finishing: I opted for a different finish then I’ve normally been doing by leaving out the tung oil application and just going with straight wipe on poly, I’ve heard that tung oil is not an essential part of finishing but with this trial I believe for me it is as it took way more applications of wipe on poly to cover the pours and it still ambered the wood, with the tung oil I don’t use near the amount of poly applicatioins and get better results, in essence I’ll continue using the tung oil in future finishing.
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