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Forum topic by BassHunter posted 10-26-2012 12:32 AM 836 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BassHunter

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10-26-2012 12:32 AM

Hello Lumberjocks,

I am working on my first Bandsaw box. I was getting close to go to final sanding and then finishing when I had a router malfunction. I wanted to post a few pics and see if you can give a newbie some ideas on how to fix this blunder. I was using a 1/8 ” round over bit to soften the edges. My thought is to use the bandsaw and cut down below the gouge and form some type of decorative sweeping line…Any other ideas?

Here are a few pics of the box:

Here is the result of my router malfunction :)...

Thanks in advance for any feedback you care to provide.

Basshunter

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semi75

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#1 posted 10-26-2012 12:38 AM

It is in the corner of the drawer so how about making it a finger pull cut out. Either way it is the back side of the drawer from the looks of it so I would do exactly as you said, make it look like it is there on purpose.

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#2 posted 10-26-2012 01:32 AM

fill it with a piece of walnut.

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huff

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#3 posted 10-26-2012 01:45 AM

Basshunter,

You could always make a new back for the drawer since the grain pattern is not that important on the back of your drawer. Slice off the back, use that for a pattern to trace for a new one. Cut to shape, reglue and resand.

Your grain pattern, fit and reveals are important on the front of the box, but very few people would every pick up that the back may be a little different as long as you use the same species wood. Only you…............and the 50,000 members here on LJ’s; but we promise not to tell !! lol

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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oluf

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#4 posted 10-26-2012 01:47 AM

I would take a small chisel and square out the divot. Back cut the ends of the rectangle opening to make it like a sliding dovetail joint. Cut a piece of the waste that you cut out to make the drawer and carve a patch and glue in the damaged aera.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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BassHunter

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#5 posted 10-26-2012 05:05 PM

Thanks guys. I appreciate the great ideas. Going to give them some thought in the context of making sure I don’t screw the fix up worse than the current defect. I will post an update once I have it repaired.

At this point, not sure which way to go…

Basshunter

-- If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice...

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Fuzzy

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 10:56 PM

Use a bandsaw & resaw off the bad part, leaving a thin slab so it looks normal on the inside … then just glue on a piece to the back and cut/shape it to match.

Not saying it is an ideal repair, but it would work, and you would get some practice at it.

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