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Bandsaw Box Bandit #1: My First Bandsaw Box

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Blog entry by Walnut_Weasel posted 07-31-2009 03:35 AM 5539 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have recently taken the first step into becoming a serious woodworker – spending more than $500 on a single tool. I competed in and won a “biggest loser” contest at work, raking in $650! Needless to say, after all of that hard work I felt the need to spoil myself so I went out and bought a Jet 14” closed stand bandsaw. This is the first project I have started with it. It is just a simple little bandsaw box that I cut out free-hand not paying much attention to getting the shape perfect, etc. I just wanted to knock one out and see what sort of problems I ran into. It actually went pretty well. The only real problem I had is that the inside diameter is not concentric with the outside diameter. I think I know what I did wrong, so before I put any finish on this one, I am going to start another and then finish both boxes at the same time. I plan to line the box with flocking, but I have not yet done so for the same reason I have not yet finished it. What I was most excited about is that I did a good enough job sanding the pieces that the glue lines are invisible. (ignore the glue on the interior because it will be covered with flocking.)

Bandsaw Box 01 Closed

Bandsaw Box 01 Open

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com



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Walnut_Weasel

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#1 posted 07-31-2009 03:39 AM

Hmmm, I am not sure if these embedded pictures are extremely large on your end or not. If so, my apologies. It is getting late and I just found this free website to upload these pictures to. I will try to correct the sizing issue later.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 03:43 AM

I”m sure It’s great

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 04:09 AM

Congrats on the win and the bandsaw.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 01:51 PM

It looks really good to me. What type of wood did you use?

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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Walnut_Weasel

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 02:14 PM

Just a piece of walnut. My wonder wife made a great score about a year ago at a yard sale of all places. She found about 2 dozen 2×3x12 pieces of walnut that were already jointed and planed that we paid next to nothing for. So I am sure most of my up and coming projects will be from those hunks while I start honing my bandsaw skills!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 07-31-2009 03:20 PM

Great first bandsawn box.

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#7 posted 07-31-2009 08:20 PM

Nice clean look. In what order did you cut the pieces to make this? The bottom appears glued in, is the top two pieces also?

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Walnut_Weasel

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#8 posted 07-31-2009 09:27 PM

I cut the lid off first, then cut the bottom, then hollowed out the center. I then cut a small piece off that center plug and glued it to the lid. I am going to make another box very similar to this to see if I can correct a few of the mistakes I made here. I plan on taking photos of each step and posting it here in this blog series. I hope to get it started this weekend, so stay tuned!

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 07-31-2009 09:42 PM

James the box looks great. A nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 07-31-2009 09:53 PM

Thanks. Looking forward to the blog.

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#11 posted 07-31-2009 11:41 PM

I actually started work on the second box today but I have already encountered a small problem. I have just continued the work for this second box as part 2 of this series.

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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