Sculpted Band Saw Boxes - Stingray - Page 3 of 3 - Popular Woodworking Magazine
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Shaping the Pulls
After cutting out the pulls, rough-shape them on your oscillating-spindle sander.

Sanding with Feeling
We had a saying in the house-finishing business, “Caulk to fit, paint to match.” I’ve changed it a bit to fit here, “Cut to shape, sand to finish.” Yeah, I know, lame. But, the idea is sound. Cutting to shape is logical. Sanding to finish means: final shaping with finesse and sanding so the look is unblemished and the feel is smooth and silky. Hmm, that still sounds lame…

An otherwise plain-sawn face reveals its character. As the edge is shaped, the face layer seems to be coming out of the wood.

Rear View
Here’s how the back cutouts appear when finished.

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