Intro: Wood Box Bandsaw Style
My latest creation is placed in wooden boxes strand performed with the band saw.
In particular I was inspired by what we've seen on the net and that is under the name "wood bandsaw box chicago style" from which the site is major source of original ideas Pinterest.
Being the first time that I was building a I looked to understand the procedures.
I looked on youtube and other sites; then I chose a shape that I liked; this:
Obviously adapted my way and customized
First I got the necessary wood.
It's all recycled wood, that is the broken pieces from previous works, which I pasted as you can see in the picture.
I then drew on a piece of paper the shape I wanted; to improve the symmetry I folded the sheet vertically and I drew half the shape then I cropped, always while folded in this manner.
Once you open the sheet had the full figure that I reproduce later in another sheet having the new definitive model.
After that I glued to the front of the wooden block that I had previously created, the shape of the box.
I then started, with my band saw to cut the outer boundary of the box, and is at a distance of approximately 1 mm from the sign to have opportunity to refine and correct any errors.
The additional step was to cut the bottom but here are born to me the first problems:
Since my band saw can cut a maximum thickness of 80 mm and the piece has a width of about 120 mm I had to resort to a trick ... cutting the box vertically to cut then the bottom.
I used this cut to cut even the drawer holes as you can see in the second picture.
Step 3: The Drawers
After you paste the biggest drawer is the only one that was divided into two parts,
I then proceeded to the creation of the drawers:
It was first cut the front and back faces (which were then glued), and then go to score and then cut the recesses.
Step 4: Gluing and Finishing
We then come to the stage of bonding, performed for both drawers to the bottom of the box after he had leveled with the Sander by grain "80" all faces that were supposed to meet.
There are many pictures to this stage: there is only the photo of the work almost done (the first picture you see).
The next stage was that of the grinding and chamfering of edges in my taste (love the rounded edges, I must admit!)
I used an electric Sander type "mouse" for this phase, while the old one I used my home made disc Sander mentioned on these pages there is extensive description.
To even the Cardwell with the front of the box, since due to a larger number of sanding and cuts were thinner than they should, I added in the bottom of the box, for each 1 mm thick drawer; In addition, to better the drawers slide in their seats and to "be" a little better I glued the thin strips of felt (obtained from the used disc Sander disks that are in the back of this material (which attaches to the Sander velcro hooks).
Finally I created, using broken pieces, the handles and I painted the whole thing with clear varnish satin finish.
The result seemed altogether satisfactory and so I decided to publish it in the window of Instructables hoping to meet out of favor and Instructables.com publishers.
Thank you all for your attention and happy instructables to everyone by Torx