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Project by phillip butler posted 11-13-2013 06:14 PM 1156 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really enjoy making these designs. Obviously selecting which wood to use is most important to the outcome. I favor walnut for its richness but have to say sanding it is no fun-(a fine talc-like dust covers everything). I ONCE AGAIN rushed the sanding process on the top of one of these leaving glue lines undetected until I had stained it.
Dagnabbit! Will I ever learn PATIENCE ? my friend Jim Glynn likes to remind me that “Its not a race”, slow down and enjoy the process !
I used new cloth buffing wheels on these with good results although I’m unconvinced yet that for the final coat using carnauba hard stick wax is better than the softer Briwax (natural beeWax). Whats your experience and opinion?

-- phil, nevada

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 08:44 PM

This is an amazing band saw box, wonderful design and great craftsmanship.

-- "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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#2 posted 11-14-2013 02:48 AM

Super job on those band saw boxes!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 03:11 PM

They’re beautiful, like the curves and the finish especially the 2nd one with cool way of opening the drawers. Great job!

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#4 posted 11-18-2013 03:26 PM

These are all nice, Philip. Congratulations.

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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