End-Grain Bandsaw Valet

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Project by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 98 days ago 649 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you crossed an end-grain cutting board with a bandsaw box? Well I did, and this end-grain bandsaw valet was the result.

I had a lot of scrap wood lying around in buckets, some of it exotics and others domestic hardwoods. I wasn’t sure what to do with it and so I asked my YouTube viewers for suggestions and this led me to create this valet. It is composed of Afzelia (Doussie), Katalox (Mexican Ebony), Hard Maple, Red Oak, and Walnut. It took more time than I initially thought and a lot more sanding that I wanted to do, but the end result was worth it.

So if you’re looking for something to do with those scraps tucked in every nook and cranny of your shop, give this a try.

To watch the build video, click here.

Thanks for your time.

-- Fr. Thomas,

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#1 posted 98 days ago

Nice looking band saw box! Thanks for sharing, great video!

-- "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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#2 posted 98 days ago

Nice box and good use of the scraps. You have to do that once in while to clean up a bit!!............Jim

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

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#3 posted 98 days ago

Thanks guys.

@Jim: Yeah the idea was to clean out scraps, but it also made some of those scraps just smaller. Luckily I can’t justify keeping a 3” x 3/4” scrap.

-- Fr. Thomas,

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#4 posted 98 days ago

Unique and very nicely done.

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#5 posted 98 days ago

Awesome concept. Nice looking box!

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