Bandsaw Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by PetVet posted 2001 days ago 1371 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife likes bandsaw boxes, so I surprised her with this one for Christmas. Straight off the bandsaw box how-to book’s cover. A LOT of sanding for such a little project. GENUINE faux suede flocking. Made out of walnut with a salad bowl finish followed by bee’s wax/mineral oil paste. She’s happy, which means I stand a much better chance of being happy…

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

13 comments so far

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

4983 posts in 2310 days

#1 posted 2001 days ago

This is a nice box. How did you add the flocking?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

View brianinpa's profile


1809 posts in 2320 days

#2 posted 2001 days ago

Rich, nice work, and I am glad she liked it.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

View savannah505's profile


1691 posts in 2183 days

#3 posted 2001 days ago

Very nice, best that I’ve seen so far on LJ’s. Fortunatly you have a wife that you can make happy. LOL Keep up the great work.

-- Dan Wiggins

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6646 posts in 2577 days

#4 posted 2001 days ago

Hi Rich;

You did a great job on this.

Very nice.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

View Woodhacker's profile


1139 posts in 2320 days

#5 posted 2001 days ago

Nice job Rich. It looks great.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

View SteveKorz's profile


2130 posts in 2311 days

#6 posted 2001 days ago

Very cool… I’m going to have to try my luck at a bandsawn box someday… I like this design. Wood tone and finish is great also…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

View lew's profile


9938 posts in 2352 days

#7 posted 2001 days ago

Great Project!

Beautiful Grain Pattern!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View firecaster's profile


557 posts in 2016 days

#8 posted 2001 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2402 posts in 2189 days

#9 posted 2001 days ago

Very nice! Great looking walnut.

-- Dennis Zongker

View PetVet's profile


329 posts in 2085 days

#10 posted 2000 days ago

Thanks for the kudos guys!

Steve, buy the smallest blade you can for that monster bandsaw you have. You need the 1/8” one to make the tight turns.

Hi Mark – The flocking actually was not hard to do. I pre-finished the piece, not applying finish to the inside of the boxes. Then I used blue tape to mask them off. They sell a glue the same color as the flocking. You paint it on, they just sprinkle flocking on it. I covered them with plastic wrap and shook them to distribute the flocking. You let the glue dry overnight and then shake and brush out the extra flocking. Worked pretty well.

Lew and Dennis – This is one of those instances where some sap wood really adds some interest to the piece. As I strive to learn the art of woodworking, I am trying to pay more attention to the wood itself, how the grain and color can be controlled to add to the aesthetics of the piece. Some of you are masters at this.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

View motthunter's profile


2141 posts in 2396 days

#11 posted 2000 days ago

fantastic look. nice style and curves

-- making sawdust....

View PetVet's profile


329 posts in 2085 days

#12 posted 1999 days ago

Thanks for all the great compliments. This is the most beautiful bandsawn box I have seen and there were several of them displayed at the Christmas Craftsman’s Classic in Richmond this year. Beautiful work, but none as graceful or as well-finished as mine. I love it – thanks, honey!!
Rich’s wife

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

View fredc's profile


10 posts in 1982 days

#13 posted 1979 days ago

I love the box, great job! This is one of the projects that I’m looking forward to attempting.

-- Fred ~ lignator novus ~

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase