Finally more boxes finished

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Project by wncguy posted 08-05-2013 03:55 PM 1966 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally completed the boxes I had backlogged waiting for my sander. All are walnut & maple & I tired to take advantage of the spalted maple. The set of 3 that are pretty much the same are gifts for nieces & the one “chunky” with valet top is a gift to our son. Not sure where the others will go.

Finished with 4 coats of Arm-R-Seal – seemed to warm up the maple & bring out natural wood nicely. I was very happy to be done sanding for a while – started with 80 then 120 grit on sander than hand sanding 180, 240 & 320 using the Rhynosoft pads from Industrial Abrasives (I like that product).
Thanks for looking & to all of you that encourage me by your great work.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 04:16 PM

Well done on the boxes. I have never yet made a bandsaw box and can not wait to make one. I always figured they were to hard to make.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 04:53 PM

Nice work. These look good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 07:18 PM

nice boxes i may use some the ideas here in my next set.
thanks for sharing

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 08:01 PM

Great looking boxes and a great choice of woods

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 08:14 PM

Arlin – the b/s boxes really are the first thing I worked on, so with minimal experience there were many oops & a few oh s**t’s. Based on your work, I think you’d do very well. There’s some video’s if you haven’t seen the “process” that are a good start. One that got me going was by Stevinmarin, woodworking for mere mortals.

eddy – Thanks. You helped me get started on them by answering several questions on your Rikon 10-325 bandsaw which led me to purchase one. Some of these were based on designs from LJ Steve.

Hawaiilad – coming from you & with the wonderful work you do… that’s very nice of you to say. I have a long way to go before I match yours.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#6 posted 08-05-2013 09:35 PM

beautiful boxes,great work.i’ve got a bs box on my list to make one day.hope it turns out this nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 08-05-2013 09:42 PM

I think you have outdone yourself. Great choice of woods and the design is well thought out!

-- "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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#8 posted 08-05-2013 09:54 PM

So many beautiful boxes…excellent job…awesome.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 08-06-2013 09:43 AM

Very nice band saw boxes, I’m impress with your great work on all 8 or 10 of them. The spaulted wood sure does combine and pop with walnut. On my to do list. Both the boxes and wood combination.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#10 posted 08-06-2013 05:16 PM

Thanks all for the comments
CalgaryGeoff – I also like this wood combination, and fortunate to have a small family run saw mill 20 minutes away as my wood source. Paying $2.50 bf for finished 3 sides – nice. But I do need to start expanding into other wood combinations.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#11 posted 08-08-2013 05:55 PM

They are lovely.Nice design and wood colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 08-09-2013 01:45 PM

All your band saw boxes are beautifully made. Like the wood combo and spalted wood looks amazing. Love more the one with the valet top. Excellent job!


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