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    First Band Saw Box

    I needed to make something for a silent auction that is taking place tomorrow night at a benefit dinner for a friend that is fighting cancer. I was watching Youtube flicks and came across one built by the "Drunken Woodworker"... I downloaded the basic design from his web site. His has a nice inlay on the drawer front. I passed on that as I'm not that talented yet.... I made mine with robusta and maple. I flocked the inside with a very dark chocolate brown flock. I couldn't buy the adhesive they sell for it (won't go through the mail to Hawai'i) so I tried a fine even coat of wood glue. The glue holds the flock good so far. The finish is about 4 coats of oil that I rubbed in over a period of a few days.

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    Here is a link to the inspiration to build the box.

    Last edited by Royall Clark; 11-01-2014 at 02:09 AM.
    Aloha,

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    Nice looking box Royall, and great cause.
    Darren

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    Nicely Done great job on your first an now you are hooked LOL, an beautiful for a outstanding cause to
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    Very well done. I have never tried one. Looks like they would be fun.
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    Thanks guys for the accolades... Paul, it was more stress over messing up good wood than difficult. I really need to get a 3/16" blade with 3-4 TPI.... Next time I will make the radius of the two lower corners a little bigger. Had a hard time getting the blade to follow the line... Couldn't be my fault! LOL... I did get some burning getting the tight corners cut. I sanded just to knock of the real rough stuff and then painted the inside of both the box and the drawer portion with semi gloss black paint. I think it helped the flocking cover easier. Flocking the inside of the box as the designer suggested, did "tighten" up the fit and feel of the operation of the drawer.

    I'll see tomorrow night how well I did!! LOL I'll post the results of the silent auction when its over!
    Aloha,

    What goes around, comes around.

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    Very nice box! I love these because you can knock them off pretty quickly.
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    Roger


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    Great Band Saw Box.

    I have make several and every time it was a blast making them.

    I ended up with a super thin blade that worked great - maybe 3/16 or maybe 1/8. Either way it was thinner that recommended for my saw. They said it would not work. Great I said - THAT is the one I want. I love it when I am told it will not work.

    Also - I loved the connection on the video.

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    Beautiful job Royall luv the contrasting woods
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

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    Well done, Royal.

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    Nice box and video.

    Ray Vivian
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