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Blog series by Kerry Drake updated 12-14-2011 05:49 PM 4 parts 9750 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: A bandsaw box inspiration

07-25-2011 09:18 PM by Kerry Drake | 3 comments »

A couple nights ago I was laying in bed thinking about a particularly nice pine glue up cut off I had sitting out in the shop. Every time I’ve gone out there recently, it catches my eye. I had a rare burst of creative inspiration and a thought came to me on what I could with it. My wife loves snow men, so this should be something she will like. I am planing to make 3 drawers, if I was braver I would cut the drawers out, tape them back in place, and turn it so that it w...

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Part 2: Box Drawers Begin to Take Shape

07-28-2011 06:56 PM by Kerry Drake | 1 comment »

I got the snowman carcass and drawers all separated and the drawers cut up and formed back together. I also got the first round of sanding done on the snowman’s body. Predictably, I am planning to paint this white (with a black hat, black buttons and and orange nose). Next up is some sanding on the drawers, and cutting up a 1/4” dowel to make the 3 “buttons” to go down the front (2 of the buttons will be drawer pulls for the 2 bottom drawers).

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Part 3: Buttons, Nose and some paint

08-15-2011 09:02 PM by Kerry Drake | 0 comments »

I’ve made a little more progress on the snowman (he’s a filler project for when I only have 20 or 30 minutes to work in the shop). His nose is a piece of a dowel that sharpened pencil sharpener and then I carved it down a bit more with a utility knife and then sanded it a bit (not TOO much, its a carrot after all). His 3 button’s are all pieces from the same dowel. I need to apply a little wood filler in one or two places, sand that smooth, then put on the f...

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Part 4: Snowman is done

12-14-2011 05:49 PM by Kerry Drake | 1 comment »

The snow man is finally done. He measures nearly 16” tall and 8 1/2” wide at his widest.

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