Bandsaw Box

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Project by PetVet posted 01-30-2009 12:18 AM 1801 views 1 time 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.

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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 01-30-2009 01:29 AM

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

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#2 posted 01-30-2009 02:43 AM

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.

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#3 posted 01-30-2009 02:47 AM

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 01-30-2009 03:44 AM

Hi Rich;

You did a great job on this.

Very nice.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 01-30-2009 04:23 AM

Nice job Rich. It looks great.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 01-30-2009 04:47 AM

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) †

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#7 posted 01-30-2009 05:23 AM

Great Project!

Beautiful Grain Pattern!!


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

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#8 posted 01-30-2009 05:28 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 01-30-2009 03:35 PM

Very nice! Great looking walnut.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 01-30-2009 05:37 PM

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.

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#11 posted 01-30-2009 09:12 PM

fantastic look. nice style and curves

-- making sawdust....

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#12 posted 01-31-2009 05:54 PM

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.

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#13 posted 02-21-2009 12:40 PM

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

-- Fred ~ lignator novus ~

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