My first bandsaw box

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Project by Jim posted 05-12-2014 09:31 PM 1343 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all, I had been seeing pictures of these and got up the courage to make one.
The wood is poplar and purple heart, as you can see I glued up 2 blanks.
I finished it with spar urethane,and polished it up with some minwax it really brought out the color
The finished one went to my 94 year old grandmother, the next one is for my mother.
I watched videos and looked articles and went bought some wood and went to town.


-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 10:19 PM

great looking box.the two woods look nice together.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 05-12-2014 10:37 PM

welcome to bandsaw box making, you are off to a good start, well done!

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#3 posted 05-12-2014 11:51 PM

Very nice first BS box. Keep ‘em coming!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-13-2014 09:00 AM

Watch out…from now on you will want to try lots of different designs….they are fun to make

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 05-13-2014 01:00 PM

Nice to see that wood combination… really makes it “pop”. I have a few pieces of purple heart, so you’ve given me an idea of good wood options for it. Softening the edges is a plus too. I’m sure you’ll be doing more – enjoy!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#6 posted 05-14-2014 08:56 PM

I bet you’ll make more band saw boxes in the future! Awesome. Keep it up.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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