First Effort At Bandsaw Box a.k.a. Not a Cutting Board

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Project by hotncold posted 07-13-2014 12:27 AM 1130 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love to make cutting boards. Some would say (SPalm) that I’m addicted and they are probably right but when you spend hours looking at the “artwork” displayed on LJ, you just have to eventually try something different and since I just got my first bandsaw (Laguna 14/12) I thought I would try something different.

So here are my first efforts at Bandsaw boxes.

The tall one is Ambrosia Maple and Walnut and the smaller one is African Mahogany.
I tried a mixture of BLO, Tung Oil and Wipe on Poly for the finish (??? who knows).
I was pleased with both but I realize that I have a lot of practice to do yet.


-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 01:51 AM

I’d say you did a Great job on those BS boxes. I have made a few (OK, allot of them) and you will find they get easier with each one you do..just like those lovely cutting boards you make

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 01:57 AM

Thanks Larry – I had as much trouble getting to “know” the bandsaw as I did cutting the boxes. But like you said, that will get easier too!...I hope!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 02:55 AM

Nice work Dennie. Looks like fun!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 12:45 PM

Sure is a lot nicer than the 1st one I did!

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

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 12:54 PM

Ya gotta luv bandsaw boxes. All, way cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 07-13-2014 04:21 PM

These were the 2 “most simple” designs I could find that had 2 and 3 drawers.
Someday, if I keep practicing, maybe I can produce something “remotely” similar to those amazing designs I see here on LJ. (Hawaiilad…!!!)
I’m also going to try “flocking” (didn’t even know that was a word before) on the inside of the drawers on both of these next week.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#7 posted 07-16-2014 08:48 PM

Great looking band saw box. Outstanding job on the design.

-- "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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