Some bandsaw boxes I've made in the last 6 months

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Project by pillpod posted 03-05-2015 06:05 PM 3450 views 16 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi! This is my first post here but I stop by to read most everyday. These are most of the bandsaw boxes I’ve made. There are a few more but the picture limit will not allow me to show them all. Every box is a unique design that I’ve come up with after gluing up the blank. I’ll give a little description for each!

1. Ash and walnut body with walnut strips and legs. This was the first square drawer box I attempted. I had some leftover ash from the lathe stand/mini workbench I made, so I put it to good use!

2. Walnut and maple pair of boxes as a wedding gift to my best friend and his now wife. I initially designed them to be 1 box, but the bandsaw couldn’t handle a box that big.

3. Wormy maple with walnut handles. This was fun little design I made for my mom. Everyone’s first thought is that it looks like mustaches.

4. Cherry with custom made aluminum handle and legs. I like this retro look and go to mix in some metal work!

5. Zebrawood with ebony handles. These are my favorite handles…so much fun to make. The zebrawood end grain looks crazy on this box.

6. Honduras rosewood and maple. This is the only box I’ve made where I didn’t draw the design in photoshop ahead of time. I just sketched it onto the wood with a pencil and cut it out.

I use poly for most of them but lately I’ve been switching to danish oil. I’ve noticed that golden oak danish oil gives the poly tint with the soft oil look.

Anyway, thanks for looking!


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#1 posted 03-05-2015 06:23 PM

I really like them and they seem out of the norm that everyone else does so That is very neat to me.

Well done

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 09:52 PM

Great work on all of them. Love the first one…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 11:37 PM

great boxes. I especially like the design of the boxes in photo 1 and photo 4

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 03-06-2015 12:28 AM

Thanks guys. I have another in the works. Hopefully it’ll be done soon so I can post it and the others I wasn’t able to post today.

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#5 posted 03-06-2015 12:48 AM

These are great – very whimsical and well made – Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 03-06-2015 01:32 AM

Great work, interesting designs!

-- Matt ~ "Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything.” - Herman Lincoln Wayland (1830-1898), author

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#7 posted 03-06-2015 03:23 AM

What sizes are they? I’ve never made bandsaw boxes.

-- What I lack in skill, I make up for in putty.

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#8 posted 03-06-2015 03:24 AM

By the way, they look great!

-- What I lack in skill, I make up for in putty.

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#9 posted 03-06-2015 03:37 AM

Thanks! They’re all between 4-6inches deep. The rest of the rough dimensions:

1. 9×3.5in
2. 18×12in (combined)
3. 13×9in
4. 17×4in
5. 9×7in
6. 7×8in


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#10 posted 03-06-2015 03:45 AM

Very nice. That’s the beauty of building band saw boxes…so many designs can be made

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 03-06-2015 03:52 AM

i like the first one, and all of them are quite nice.

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#12 posted 03-06-2015 03:59 AM

I’m not the biggest fan of bandsaw boxes but I love the first one.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#13 posted 03-06-2015 07:28 AM

Really digging the design on the first box.

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#14 posted 03-06-2015 08:12 AM

1 and 4 are my favorites. Strong lines. They look like you had an well defined idea before you made them.
Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#15 posted 03-06-2015 04:27 PM

usually i am not a fan of band saw boxes (just not my thing), but these are original and done very well.

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