Flag Box for my mom

I really need to have a day of sharpening before I start my next project, but I got my hands on some beautiful curly maple and couldn’t wait to start working on the flag box for my mom’s memorial flag.  So I pulled out my kerfing plane and started resawing.  Here’s a sneak peak.


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4 Responses to Flag Box for my mom

  1. Jim says:

    Looks like you will be using your frame saw again soon. Question: Are you happy with the 3 foot length, or do you think an extra foot of travel would be better? I have never come to terms with my bandsaw and plan on building a frame saw for re-sawing. But I don’t know which length to go with.

    • Marilyn says:

      I ain’t a big person (5″6″ & 135 lbs) so bigger is not always better for me. The 3 footer works perfect for me.

      I think the decision should also take into account how much space you have. Shannon said something about needing 4 to 5 feet off the end of the bench to be able to use the 48″.

      PS. I spend a lot of time setting up my bandsaw .. and then it doesn’t really routinely give me the cut I want. I thing my band saw is going to be mostly used for cutting curves.

      • Try befriending a retired shop teacher and have him take a look at your bandsaw. That’s what I did. He helped me get mine in beautiful working condition, even though it isn’t from the best era of Rockwell bandsaws.

        Last weekend, I was using it to cut out a couple mandolin necks out of some 8/4 maple for my best friend. The straight cuts were so precise and smooth, I tested one and was able to clean it up with three swipes of a block plane. It was poetry.

        Now, it sits on one of the bases with four legs, so I have some vibration issues. I’m going to try stacking a few sandbags on the lower shelf to see if that helps reduce it. But, even as-is, I rather enjoy it. Nice to enjoy one of the few power tools in your shop.

      • Marilyn says:

        Yes, that’s a great idea .. now I just need to find one. 🙂 I did end up using it to resaw my interior popular and it worked fine.

        It’s inconsistent and seems to require a lot of fiddling to get it to work correctly every time I use it. I haven’t completely given up on it, but I don’t trust my really nice wood to it.

        Sigh …

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