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12-02-2013 03:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple walnut bandsaw

I’m doing some valet boxes for nephews & would like feedback on the design. Attached photos shows how I cut out the top to allow 2 separate areas… the smaller one for change, keys, etc. Larger one for wallet, cell phone or what ever.
Before I continue on finishing this one & starting the others, thought I ask for suggestions or comments on the tray design. Appreciate your time. Thanks.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 06:50 PM

I like the design. I may have to steal your idea.

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#2 posted 12-02-2013 06:53 PM

I like it. Very nice design.


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#3 posted 12-02-2013 07:52 PM

Pdub & mrjinx007 – appreciate your nice comments,. Do you have anything thoughts on segmenting the top tray into the 2 unequal sections… good, bad or indifferent?

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#4 posted 12-02-2013 08:39 PM

Looks great segmented. I would go forward with the unchanged design.
Oil that baby!

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#5 posted 12-02-2013 09:39 PM

Outstanding. I like it.

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#6 posted 12-03-2013 02:19 AM

I like the unequal sections a lot. I wouldn’t change anything about it! In fact, I may copy this design!

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#7 posted 12-03-2013 03:51 AM

Everything looks OK to me, a nice job.

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#8 posted 12-03-2013 02:43 PM

Okay – based on comments, I’ll keep the unequal sections. I have 3 more glue ups ready for bandsaw so I’ll get busy.

Feedback from LJ’s of your caliper really means a lot!

Randy, thanks again for the reminder of cutting sequence on the box front & drawers when I had the brain freeze.

Andy – I’d be honored if you copied anything of mine. pintodeluxe – I’ll be using oil/urethane (Arm-R-Seal) on this one, I’ve been happy with results on other boxes.

Again – thank you.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#9 posted 12-05-2013 11:59 AM

jumping in here a little late sorry about that
I like the design on this box you already have it favorited 2 times so I would say go ahead make a lot of them
PS: what blade size/brand are you using it looks like you are getting very good cuts from it

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#10 posted 12-05-2013 12:10 PM

Really nice. I’m adding this to my favorites right now. Have been admiring band saw boxes for a long while. This is the one which I will try to copy. Thanks for posting. As to your question I would not change a thing.

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#11 posted 12-05-2013 02:19 PM

poospleasures – appreciate the feedback, thanks. You have made some beautiful items!

eddy – for the drawers & tray cut out I used 3/16 x .025 4tpi skip Starrett Flexback from Iturra Design. (Also with the Carter Stabilizer). Iturra is in Florida, no web site. Phone (904) 642-2802. Very helpful. Have an email for them too They also have a good catalog with various info.
It takes a little more sanding with 4tpi, but works good with thicker glue ups that I’m using.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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