How to make your very own Bandsaw box Whale. Thanks to Angeli Frondoso who made this in our Woodworking class. (:
Thanks Angie for the instructable directions!
Step 1: Whale Pattern
Length- 25cm (10")
Width- 8.5cm (3 3/8")
Height- 8.5cm (3 3/8")
Step 2: Draw Top and Side View of the Whale
This pattern can easily be traced on to the wood.
Step 3: First Cut Out the Top View
Step 4: Tape Pieces Back Together and Cut Out Side View
Step 5: Cut Off the Back Side of the Whale, About 1/4"
Step 6: Sketch Drawer Outline Then Cut Out the Drawer Block
Step 7: Completed Drawer
Cut off sides of drawer block and then cut out the center piece. Sorry if the picture is misleading. The front and back sides are cut off and then the center is cut out. Sand the inside smooth but not where you will be gluing the sides back on. The picture shows the sides already glued back on.
Step 8: Insert the Eye
Use a dowel or cut a plug for the eye. In this instance a plug cutter and plug of dark wood were used.
Step 9: Cut Out and Sand the Fin and Attach It to the Body
An easy method of attaching the fin is to use masking tape.
Step 10: Whale With Completed Fin
Step 11: Making Drawer Flush
You can use a bumper pad, felt pad or small piece of dowel so that the drawer is flush at the front. The bumper pad is attached to the back of the drawer.
Step 12: Apply Finish
The whale was sprayed with clear gloss lacquer. An alternative would be using Minwax Wood Finish or any finish of your choice, as I'm sure you all have your own favourites. (: