Band Saw Box From Cypress Glue-Up

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Project by FloridaArt posted 03-24-2014 10:21 PM 1066 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

March, 2014—Five cypress cut-offs were planed and glued. Box was sanded to 220, followed by a Minwax stain. Knob is a round wooden bead from a craft store. The hole in the bead was expanded to 3/16-inch, which accepted a chop-stick from a Chinese restaurant. A receiving 3/16-inch hole was drilled in the drawer front to attach the knob.

Finished with light coats of gloss spray lacquer. Felt glued to the inside bottom of the drawer. Dimensions in inches are 4-1/4 tall, 6-1/4 wide, and 3-3/4 deep (including the knob). I’m still have fun making these.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 10:54 PM

Nice one Art. I really like the idea of drilling out the bead and using a chopsick to attach it. Let me ask you, did the bead have a flat spot on one side and if not did you sand it flat?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 03-25-2014 02:19 AM

Great design, very nice grain

-- Norman

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#3 posted 03-25-2014 05:27 AM

Can see why you are having fun making bandsawn boxes, you did a good job with this one, well done!

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#4 posted 03-25-2014 11:59 AM

A very nice one Art. These are a lot of fun to make.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 03-25-2014 12:31 PM

Nicely done. Should last a thousand years.

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#6 posted 03-25-2014 01:39 PM

Nice Art.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#7 posted 03-25-2014 05:25 PM

Excellent- design and wood choice. Glad you are still enjoying making these boxes. You do them well.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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