First Band Saw Box

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Project by Rob posted 12-17-2014 10:09 PM 923 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at a Band Saw Box and flocking. Just a simple pattern to see how the process was done. It’s made of Cherry and Ash scraps I had. The knob is also Cherry that I turned on my lathe. Inside of the box is flocked in Navy Blue. It didn’t turn out as well as I hoped. I masked off the box with Blue painters tape but some of the paint/adhesive must have gotten under the tape slightly. Overall I’m happy enough to continue making some and hopefully I’ll get better at it. I gave this one to my wife to throw some of her jewelry in. She loves it so its a success story nonetheless.

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 10:22 PM

Rob … You make me apprehensive to post the first bandsaw box I have been working on because this looks so good! This turned out great! Congrats and I am glad to hear she likes it!

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 10:33 PM

Thanks for the compliment Chris but there are plenty of flaws. I certainly wouldn’t try to sell it but this is how we learn and get good at things. I remember the first cutting board I made. It was a disaster! Now I sell them faster than I can make them! I’m sure your Band Saw Box is every bit as nice as mine so go ahead and post it!

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#3 posted 12-18-2014 04:03 AM

That’s a very nice band saw box Rob.

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 08:54 AM

Nothing wrong with that BS box that I can see…you know most of what we make, we can always find a flaw. Great looking box. Be careful, once you start making these it’s hard to stop. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 02:15 PM

Agree with Larry. And the cuts look a lot nicre than my 1st one.

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

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 02:24 PM

Well done.
Simple, elegant, awesome!!!

I can only hope that my first one….
and second one, that I am in the process of building, come out as nice.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 12-18-2014 07:09 PM

Looks very nice Rob. In fact better then my first attempt

-- Charlie75, Alto

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#8 posted 12-18-2014 07:53 PM

looks pretty darned good from over here, but maybe it’s just the lighting.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#9 posted 12-18-2014 08:49 PM

Well done on a good first bandsawn box. Like yourself I am new to box making and have made 5 so far and am working on 5 more at the moment

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#10 posted 12-18-2014 11:36 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments. You are all too kind! The biggest flaws are the paint getting under the tape when it was flocked and when I was making the box, I completely forgot to cut the back off before cutting the drawer out so I had to make a new back piece to glue on. That’s why the back of the box has more Cherry wood than the front of the box. On my next attempt, I’m going to have a written set of steps in my shop with me so i don’t make that mistake again. I think I’ll make several simple design one drawer boxes until I get comfortable with the process and the craftsmanship and then try to tackle a more complex box.

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#11 posted 12-19-2014 01:01 AM

I think you are on the right track Rob. I have made several bandsaw boxes and learn something new every time I make one. It’s just part of the process. I also flock the drawers an mine and think it adds a lot to the finished product. Be prepared, every once in a while one will end up the firewood pile. It’s just part of the process.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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