Finally more boxes finished

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Project by wncguy posted 355 days ago 1090 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 355 days ago

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 355 days ago

Nice work. These look good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 355 days ago

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 355 days ago

Great looking boxes and a great choice of woods

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

View wncguy's profile


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#5 posted 354 days ago

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 354 days ago

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 354 days ago

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 354 days ago

So many beautiful boxes…excellent job…awesome.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 354 days ago

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.

View wncguy's profile


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#10 posted 354 days ago

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 352 days ago

They are lovely.Nice design and wood colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 351 days ago

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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