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    should I trash this project?

    I wasn't real happy with the way this bandsaw box project was going from the start. My bandsaw cuts weren't smooth or nice at all.
    Then I ran into what is probably a project killer.
    The kerf spaces just won't close up at all. This is 2 1/2" thick maple and it won't budge. If it were 1 1/2" pine, no problem. But, on this, those spaces are there to stay.
    What say the jury?
    Burn pile?
    Or finish up and leave the spaces?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Or finish up and leave the spaces?
    For what it is worth, I always practice my small projects using pine first, then if it works I go to the good wood.

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    Looks kinda like an Alien screaming in pain
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    Frank,

    the rough outside can be fixed up with a spindle sander, I would wager, if you have one.

    Not sure about the kerfs. Can you cut a sliver of maple and fit it in the kerf? Or could you cut a matching kerf on the opposite side and then pull down both sides of the project to glue it tight? (did that make sense?)

    edit: actually I just took another look at the photo. I don't think my second idea would work.

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    Last edited by Art Mulder; 06-10-2009 at 03:27 PM. Reason: and another thing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dietrich Trenner View Post
    For what it is worth, I always practice my small projects using pine first, then if it works I go to the good wood.

    DKT
    NOW you tell me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    Looks kinda like an Alien screaming in pain
    Self portrait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    Frank,

    the rough outside can be fixed up with a spindle sander, I would wager, if you have one.

    Not sure about the kerfs. Can you cut a sliver of maple and fit it in the kerf? Or could you cut a matching kerf on the opposite side and then pull down both sides of the project to glue it tight? (did that make sense?)

    edit: actually I just took another look at the photo. I don't think my second idea would work.

    ...art
    Yes, I was planning on using a sander to re-configure the outside.
    As for filling the kerfs, dunno. The idea is to make the cuts as invisible as possible. Filling might just replace the obvious spaces with obvious fillers.
    Pulling down is not possible, that's the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Self portrait.
    Forget about the bandsaw box and just call it Art!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    Forget about the bandsaw box and just call it Art!
    Touche'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    Forget about the bandsaw box and just call it Art!
    I thought Frank said it was a self portrait, not one of Art?
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