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A before/after shot. The boxes on top were made from duplicates of the blocks they are sittin on (western bigleaf maple).
An assembly line of five gifts to get ready before a vacation trip. I won\'t do this again!
A solid piece of birch burl that will soon become a box and some old growth fir blanks, one ready to cut.
Cherry, maple handles, wipe-on poly. Ventura design, Pisces.
Chinese elm, walnut handle, wipe-on poly.
Cutting my very first bandsaw box. Saw is a 7 1/2\" Mastercraft.
Manitoba Maple (aka box elder), padauk handle, water-borne poly. Variation on a Ventura design (bottom half of The Tides).
My first three bandsaw boxes. All made from western bigleaf maple, walnut handles. Finished with the Beall woodbuffing system, carnauba wax. All are Ventura designs, Boa (left) and Minnow (right) are scaled down.
My very first box finished. Fir with a teak drawer (that\'s a real story!!), wipe-on poly.
Old growth fir, walnut handle, wipe-on poly. Variation on a Barreis design.
Oooops! Cut the cavities out of the bottom of the drawer. Replacement drawer is in the clamps.
Ooops! I put the finish on, then realized I forgot the handles. DOH!!
Plan for a very basic bandsaw box to illustrate the basic principles for beginners.
Problems with the birch burl. I won\'t ever do a box from a solid block of wood again!! A nightmare from start to finish.
So, here\'s the thing ... the drawer didn\'t survive a trip through the dust collector impellor. Go figure.
Someone wanted me to show the saw kerfs. Can you see them?
This is to illustrate the differences in my technique as I have progressed. The one on the left is one of my first. The one on the right is more recent and, I think, much better executed.
Walnut and pine lamination, pine handles, wipe-on poly. Ventura design, The Tides.
Western bigleaf maple, walnut handles, wipe-on poly. Ventura design, Whale Play.
Western bigleaf maple, walnut handles, wipe-on poly. Ventura designs, Whale Play (left), The Tides (right).
Western bigleaf maple, wipe-on poly. Variation on a Ventura design (bottom half of Boa).
Western red cedar, walnut knobs, wipe-on poly. Another Barreis design.
Western red cedar, walnut knobs, wipe-on poly. This is a Barreis design, copied with permission.
You never have enough clamps...
Franciscus Terpstra performing at
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Two Touring Bikes
Back yard Nov 1, 2010
Weigh scales Nov 1, 2010