I’ve done a bunch of stuff since my last post, but I’ll start out with the Band Saw Boxen that I made.
Here are the finished photos of the two boxen I’ve made so far, then I’ll follow up with a (picture heavy) ‘making-of’.
So it all starts with gluing up some scraps I had laying around. Band saw boxen are great for using up scraps.
Then I squared up the block on the saw.
Then I sketched up the outside and cut it out.
After cleaning up the outside on my new spindle sander (don’t know how I got along without one for so long) I cut off the back.
Next comes cutting out the drawer. I wanted rounded corners on the drawer, so I went in at an angle tangent to one of the corners.
After cutting out the drawer I cut off the front and back faces.
The next step was to cut out the middle of the drawer.
Then it was time to glue stuff back up.
I don’t seem to have a picture of gluing the back onto the outside casing, but I think you can figure it out.
While the glue was drying I cut a drawer handle out of the scraps from the center of the drawer.
After a bunch of sanding, I put several coats of Danish Oil on the box, then glued some felt into the drawer.
Band saw boxen are pretty easy to make, and it’s fun.