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Steve Willis, who is also the manager of our local Rockler store gave a demo on making bandsaw boxes.  Steve provided numerous tips.     L1010665.JPG (175035 bytes) L1010678.JPG (140247 bytes)
First, remove your jewelry, a safe thing to do.

Steve puts packing tape on the piece then the pattern on top of the packing tape.

He then saws the back off.

Steve prefers a 3/16 inch blade for general work and uses a 5/8 inch blade for taking off the back.

Like highway warning signs, speed kills so go slow and don't push around the curves.

Steve sands the insides before putting everything together.

Steve glues the back on and holds with clamps.

For the drawers, cut the back and front off then work the inside.

Blades have a tendency to jump when going from thick to thin so beware of where your fingers are at all times.

Tracking errors are minimized by proper setup and tuning of the bandsaw and sharp teeth (on the bandsaw blade, that is)

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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          Jere Kessler shows club members a painted fire engine along with painted cars.  Jere used an air brush for the acrylic paint followed by a shellac finish.  The decals are generated on a pc then sprayed with a fixative to preserve the ink before the toy is sprayed.

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Steve Wavro crafted this cross (and others like this one) for friends of his kids who are at the age now where they are getting married. Steve scrolls out four pieces at the same time.  The scrollwork is plywood whereas the back is solid walnut.           L1010687.JPG (124940 bytes)  L1010650.JPG (240487 bytes)
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          Hugh Parker fashioned this tool chest from an antique oak chest that was discovered in a Norwegian bog.  Hugh heated the metal to light red then bathed it in beeswax and linseed oil to achieve an ancient look.

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L1010677.JPG (326951 bytes)     L1010676.JPG (223261 bytes)  L1010675.JPG (405651 bytes) Animals scrollsawed from soft maple, grace the work of Monte Richard. In the style of Steve Wavro, Monte crafted ten crosses for a church sale.

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Bob Wink must have a big mantle or a lot of time to handle his clocks made to look like an era long gone.  The clocks are modern antique styles purchased from Target. Bob finished with a water based dye, minwax then a varnish.

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      L1010699.JPG (951140 bytes)  Jeremy Grubb holds a photo taken of him working on the scalloped table that he exhibited last month. Click here to see the table.
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This lamp of cedar will light up Charlie Sembera's life very nicely.  L1010655.JPG (140731 bytes)  L1010701.JPG (952390 bytes)
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       L1010681.JPG (202191 bytes)  L1010708.JPG (961010 bytes)  L1010680.JPG (225031 bytes)   Clark Kellogg shows off a correspondence box of Kwila, Afzelias and brass.  In this day of emails and cell phones a box of stationery raises the question, "uhh..what is stationery?"  Did you know that no matter how far you push the envelope it is still stationery?
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Mark Behring proudly shows club members Christmas ornaments made of oak and poplar. L1010658.JPG (174039 bytes)    L1010660.JPG (240992 bytes)  L1010710.JPG (896998 bytes)
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