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Forum topic by WoodworkingGeek posted 06-17-2011 03:41 AM 4648 views 2 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodworkingGeek

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06-17-2011 03:41 AM

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Not long ago I bought a 12’’ band saw and now I want to make some band saw boxes with the saw. I made a band saw box before and had trouble with saw marks. I tried to sand but after that the fit was not so good. Another thing any tips on finishes, I see these band saw boxes on LJ and I don’t know how they get such a finish!! Give me your advice please!!
Thanks for the help!!
Matthew


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#1 posted 06-17-2011 03:54 AM

Use cool blocks jammed up against the blade so the blade is
captive inside the blocks. Use a 1/8” blade.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 04:44 AM

Probably shouldnt admit this but I do very minimal sanding on the inside of the box or drawers as I find it just screws up the fit.The outside is sanded to 150 grit and finish is usually 10 to 15 coats of Spar/mineral spirits [3:1] wiped on OR if Im less motivated: numerous coats of spray can lacquer. Light rub with grey Scotch brite between coats if any raised grain/roughening appear. Hope this helps. ps: 2 or 3 coats of hand buffed Renissance wax after finish is FULLY cured.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 06:14 AM

I would love to give advise , but one of the best books on BS boxes is by Lois Ventura. You could check it out at your local library and be well off on your way to becoming a BS artist. Seriously it by far the best reference on this subject.

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WoodworkingGeek

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#4 posted 06-17-2011 01:29 PM

Thanks for your advice!!
I never thought of getting a book on the subject so thanks for telling me about it! I’ll be buying it on amazon.
Thanks again
Matthew

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#5 posted 06-17-2011 01:43 PM

half.com is also a great place for books n such

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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