Very nice design!
-> How do you sand the insides of those tight spirals? I can sand across the grain just fine, but how do you sand along the inside of those tight curves WITH the grain?
Sanding....here's what I'm thinking about that. I can sand up into the curve to
1/2" w/drum on the ShopSmith. Built my own 7" drum sanders just for sanding
the bigger parts of boxes. Works really well.
The tight part of the curve use fine sand paper on a thin strip of wood
across the grain. The finest part of the curve.....just clean up the edges.
At about the 3/8" gap you can't really see anything anyway.
Only nerdy wood workers are going to looking for sanding marks up in there.
....and then they're going to be thinking ...." bet'cha trying to sand that was a beach."
Plan for the next box is to use 3/8" veneer front and back. What I'm thinking is
use double sided tape to fit the front/back to the core blank. Cut out the outside shape.
Stop the fine inside cut where the spiral is about 1/4" wide. Remove the back. Cut out the
drawers. Remove the front from the blank. Then, on the scroll saw, cut the fine part
of the curve on the veneer where I can use a really fine blade. Clean up the inside of the blank
on the band saw...but only enough to look like it is all the way through.
….the best laid plan.