Wife makes first bandsaw box

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Project by otindashop posted 03-18-2015 08:48 PM 1650 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

MY wife got interested in making a bandsaw box for her bracelets. The design is hers entirely. It has a rustic look because she did it freehand. Other than some peripheral advice, she did the entire project herself.

I am proud of how she made the front. Instead of using an entry point on the face, she cut off the entire front and made the entry point on the next layer. This required her to cut out the drawer front holes to match the bandsaw entry point cutouts. For that, she used our scroll saw.

The dimensions are 7”H X 4”D X 9-1/2 wide

The wood she used is spalted dogwood and the back is pine.

The finish is a lacquer to seal the spalted dogwood, then she used Tung oil and later, paste wax. She spent a lot of time making this box and it will be a treasure for her to look at and to use.

She adds this: “That bandsaw is scary!”


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#1 posted 03-18-2015 08:53 PM

I like it, nice box.

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#2 posted 03-18-2015 11:22 PM

Burt please tell your wife she did a great job on her first Bandsaw box.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 03-19-2015 12:04 AM

She did an exceptionally skilled box for her first.

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#4 posted 03-19-2015 01:20 AM

I agree… fantastic for the 1st one -

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#5 posted 03-19-2015 02:40 AM

Very nice. I like the larger funtional drawers. one of the best

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#6 posted 03-19-2015 03:08 AM

Beautiful job! Your wife should be proud.

-- Bob in Okieland

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#7 posted 03-19-2015 09:47 AM

thanks for posting your wife’s box. amazing first! I sure hope she continues woodworking, seems she has talent for it.

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#8 posted 03-19-2015 10:44 AM

really nice box – first or 15th

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#9 posted 03-19-2015 12:46 PM

This turned out nicely. Now you can share the shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 03-19-2015 12:46 PM

Nice work posted there Burt.

Keep your eye on your timber stash it may start “dissapearing”

A comment of scary indicated a mature respect for a tool when learning how to use them.

Keep up the good work!

-- Regards Robert

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#11 posted 03-19-2015 02:45 PM

Nicely executed! Kudos for giving your wife the opportunity to work in the wood shop! I hope to see more of her projects too. Be careful, my husband’s work shop is now mine/ours, but I buy any tools and supplies needed or asked for.

One drawback is that I have a wood fetish now. Don’t buy shoes or clothes, but 80# parcels of wood frequent our doorstep.

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#12 posted 03-20-2015 12:42 PM

Your wife did an excellent job on her fist box, how was the felt done on the inside?

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#13 posted 03-20-2015 01:22 PM


I don’t want to sign up for Facebook. So here’s the answer by LJ:

Here’s the answer. The felt is applied by the use of sticky back. It is available at Rockler.


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#14 posted 03-20-2015 01:35 PM

Ah OK, yes I’ve used that before, I was using double stick carpet tape with premium grade felt cut to fit the application, since adding felt isn’t my strong point I’ve had two complaints so far with this method so I’m contemplating on going back to flocking or either the self sticking felt, as your wife used here.

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