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Letter "B" Bandsaw Box

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Project by Rickterscale posted 12-09-2013 09:42 PM 1527 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bandsaw box made as a gift for family members whose last name starts with the letter B. Aside from one practice piece, this was my first bandsaw box. It’s made of white oak, red oak, Honduran mahogany, African mahogany (knobs) and zebra wood. The zebrawood is a veneer glued onto the face of the drawers to add some contrast. The knobs were turned on the lathe out of African mahogany so dark it almost looks like walnut. Finish is a couple coats of blonde shellac, Deft lacquer spray, and a coat of Ren wax. C&C welcomed.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-09-2013 09:46 PM

Very cool. Great Gift.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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albachippie

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 11:08 PM

Fabulous work, and really nicely finished,
Cheers,
Garry

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 12:42 AM

Very cool bandsaw box.it looks super.

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 01:43 AM

job well done sir

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 01:49 AM

good job. thanks for posting. have son with last name B—will make him one!

-- phil, nevada

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SawTooth1953

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#6 posted 12-10-2013 07:17 AM

Awesome creation for your first band saw box! I especially like the zebra wood veneer on the drawer fronts. I don’t recall seeing that anywhere before. You’re own idea?

Forgive me if I ought to know the answer, but why shellac and then lacquer and then wax?

Spencer

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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#7 posted 12-10-2013 10:49 AM

Nice work, i am sure the “B” family will treasure this work !

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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Rickterscale

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#8 posted 12-10-2013 04:35 PM

Spencer – good questions.

Regarding the veneered drawer fronts, I had seen others use different wood species for the drawers, or at least drawer fronts. I don’t know if they used veneer, but I wanted something to make it stand out and had some zebra wood veneer, and figured it would be the best way to accomplish that.

Regarding the finish, I usually use shellac as a basecoat because I like the depth and tone of the finish it imparts. Whatever finish I use, it always looks better with shellac underneath. Plus a couple coats of shellac is an easy way to build up a finish. I finish with something on top of shellac because I’ve never been able to get a smooth finish with just shellac. I always end up with lines and streaks where the strokes overlap because shellac dries so fast. I usually go to arm-r-seal (or seal-a-cell, I always get those two ridiculously confusing names mixed up) over the shellac, but I needed to finish this quickly, so I went with lacquer. Why Renaissance wax on top? For the sheen and fingerprint resistance. That’s my thought process anyways …

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SawTooth1953

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 09:50 PM

I am still in awe of the results with the zebrawood drawer front veneers… You may not have heard the slap from where you are, but I did slap my forehead as I said, “Why didn’t I think of that!”

Your explanation of your finishing steps is as good as any…

I can see that this idea can be used for many letters of the alphabet…not sure about all… but since my family name begins with “B” I already know how I’ll make mine!

Thanks for showing your work and explaining how and why you did what you did… it is part of the pleasure and value in visiting the Lumberjocks community.

Spencer

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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Rickterscale

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 09:59 PM

Well, I’m glad someone got something out of it!! I’m a bit challenged design-wise, so I always get my ideas from sites like this. Glad I could contribute something …

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Surfside

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#11 posted 12-10-2013 10:16 PM

What a gorgeous band saw box! I love the wood combination and the design! Very well done.

-- "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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#12 posted 12-13-2013 02:33 PM

Great looking box! Like the attractive wood combo, cool design and awesome finish. Great job!

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