BandSaw Boxes - First Attempt #1: Preparing Box Blank

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Blog entry by USCJeff posted 12-31-2007 04:54 AM 1140 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have just begun getting ready to start a box project. I’ve wanted to give it a shot since getting my Rikon Band Saw a few months back. There have been dozens of designs posted by other LJ’s, and they all have looked very cool and unique. I think it was Betsy who gave away a box to her boss. I like the design and it doesn’t seem as difficult (just as attractive though) as some. I’m going to give her design a shot. Here is the blank I made from Walnut. It’s about 10” L, 4” W, and 4” H.


-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#1 posted 12-31-2007 06:04 AM

Looks like a good start.

You might also check out Donna Menke, another LJ member.

A friend of mine bought her book I took a look at it and also bought it.

Like you, I have a project in mind.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 12-31-2007 01:38 PM

this is exciting!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-31-2007 02:00 PM

I look forward to the finished project.

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#4 posted 12-31-2007 04:24 PM

I havn’t tried one myself, so interested in your progress.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 01-02-2008 12:02 AM

I just made my first, pretty rough looking but I’ll post it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 01-02-2008 12:07 AM

Well I guess I can call it a start since I guess you actually cut out the blank.

Just kidding Jeff.

I guess it’s being made out of walnut huh?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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