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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-14-2016, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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My older sister has been visiting me. She has always been very practical and independent and worked with most types of tools but she never had access to a bandsaw before.

So she found a scrap piece of laminate that was actually a drawer cut out from one of my bandsaw boxes, and made her own.

I offered advice through out (which she sometimes ignored) but she did all the work herself and is very pleased with the result.
Still needs lid hinges, but she is going back to the UK now so will fit them when she gets home.





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she's good Bob...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Nice job.

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Bob,

That was a great use of your scrap and band saw. I like it a lot. Love it when a woman is not afraid to get out in the shop.

Maybe she didn't need you help!

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Great box!! And I love how proud YOU are of her work. But I bet the time together was the biggest reward.
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I hate it when people start out doing better than I have ever done. I really like that box.

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That is very impressive . Your sister did a great job




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I hate it when people start out doing better than I have ever done. I really like that box.
I think I need to visit Bob and take some lessons

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That's a beautiful piece of work, and an innovative use of scrap. Please tell your sister that she did great!

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P.S. Tell her that I'm going to borrow (steal) her idea. I'm curious about the size of it, particularly the width.

It seems I never finish what I
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It was the scrap cut out from a drawer from a much larger box I made in june. It was in my scrap pile and I had looked at it several times without getting any ideas, and it was due to go for firewood in my monthly clear out.
She picked it up, TURNED IT OVER, and said "I want to make a box from this".
As soon as she turned it (to me) upside down, I saw the possibility at once.

Its about 6" across, maybe 3" high by 4" deep.

The saw marks in the lid was something she didnt understand. She is used to painting, not varnishing, and thought a couple coats of clear would hide the marks. Wrong. but as I say, I did not touch the box during making, except to get a little definition on the front and back lips after her sanding got a bit too aggressive.
The centre is Iroku, the two bands between the ply and the end caps (which were an add on) are Padauk.

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