Bandsaw Box

My grand-daughter has a birthday coming and I thought she might like a jewelry box

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Step 1: I Used

I had a piece of 3/4" pine panel so I cut it into 4 9"x6" pieces and laminated them together to get a 9x6x3 block and a 9"x6" piece of 1/4" birch plywood. I traced the block onto paper and started drawing different designs until I found one I liked and transferred the pattern to the block.

Step 2: Cutting the Pieces

Once you have the pattern transferred to the block, decide where to make the cut-ins with your bandsaw . I used a 1/8" blade to cut out the drawers because there were a few tight corners and you don't want to back up when cutting the drawers. Once the drawers were cut out, I drilled 3/8" holes about 1/4" deep in the front of the drawers for the knobs

Step 3: Cutting the Drawers

Cut the front and back off each drawer, I cut about 3/8" off. Stand the center part of the drawer on edge and cut it out so when the 3 pieces of the drawer are glued back together they look like, well, a drawer. I chose to glue the cut-ins on the cabinet as well, but many bandsaw box designs leave the cuts open if they work with the pattern. Sand the drawers and the holes until the drawers slide in smoothly.

Step 4: Final Touches

I glued a piece of 1/4" birch plywood to the back of the cabinet, then when the glue was dry I used a flush trim bit to give it a nice edge. I rounded off all the edges, and sanded everything down to 220 grit. The base is a piece of scrap pine that I sanded using my belt sander to carve in the edges of the base to give it some texture. I used golden oak stain and mixed a bit of dark walnut into it a coupe of times to get the 3 different stain colours then 2 coats of polyurethane to give it a shine.

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    3 years ago

    This, I love. Kinda Flintstones-looking. I'm going to try to make this. (of course, will post pics with what I end up with.. : )..)

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you. Yes, definitely try making one. The first one took me a little longer but they aren't hard