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Project by firefighterontheside posted 03-28-2015 12:32 AM 2066 views 1 time favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make a bandsaw box last week from some scraps of pine I had from a big bed. I made a bowl/box and then figured I could make another from the scrap I cut out of the bowl. Then a few more. I made one from western red cedar. I made some more from yellow pine. Then I cut off a chunk of walnut from a log. I made a two drawer box from that. I’m putting shellac on these because I can have them done in a day. I can’t make too many of these. Where am I gonna go with them?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.





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kiefer

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#1 posted 03-28-2015 12:54 AM

Very nice bunch but now you are addicted and you better find more wood .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 12:57 AM

Bills Bountiful Bandsawn Boxes….Beautiful…...... :)

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 01:00 AM

Thanks Klaus, but wood is in good supply.

Jeff, now I can sell them since I have a jingle.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 02:30 AM

Bill’s beautiful bandsawn boxes benefitting the builder with bundles of bucks.
You’ll be a billionaire!!!

-- 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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#5 posted 03-28-2015 03:22 AM

Good stuff, Bill. Those are some nice looking boxes. You say those are your first? Well done.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#6 posted 03-28-2015 03:34 AM

Great job on the boxes. I have made a few of these myself, they are a lot of fun.

-- Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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#7 posted 03-28-2015 03:48 AM

Thank you berry much Randy.
And thank you Bob and Eric.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 03-28-2015 10:11 AM

Very cool. I should try a few.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 03-28-2015 10:30 AM

Bill,
Nice boxes and very impressive finish off work.
Wood working has that effect on us every now and then.
Its a bit like drinking beer, knock one off and you feel ilke doing another one !

I guess its the creative inteligence in us kicking in. Plus they are fun to make

So where are you gonna go with them?.....hopefully not into the dishwasher !!

and not missing other detail, you may wish to have a word to your electrician and give them some pointers on the finer details of installing outlets !

Nice post

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 03-28-2015 12:01 PM

You’ve been warned.
Band saw boxes are the crack of woodworking.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 03-28-2015 12:14 PM

Nice work Bill.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 03-28-2015 01:13 PM

Bill,

That is one stellar job on the boxes…I’ve never tried to make a bandsaw box. Wouldn’t know how to begin to even start. I like your assortment of woods you used….It’s all about choices…What are the boxes used for? Jewelry, money, trinkets, etc.? I have no clue. It takes talent to do something like this, and I have no talent. I’m not a very good woodworker, but I like looking at stuff…..Thnaks for posting…

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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#13 posted 03-28-2015 01:19 PM

Thanks Monte.
Thanks Rob. Two have been given to my wife. The rest will be saved for other gift opportunities probably. If you mean my upside down receptacle, my electrician(me) did that on accident and hasn’t fixed it. Doesn’t bother me. I have an iPower controller plugged into it and I need to secure those anyway.
Thanks Geneand Mike. I think I can control it. :-))

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#14 posted 03-28-2015 01:22 PM

Thanks Rick, but I bet you can do it. The biggest thing is remembering to cut everything in the right order. I have another one that I cut in the wrong order and so the drawer has no front or back. Give it a try.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#15 posted 03-28-2015 01:32 PM



....my upside down receptacle, my electrician(me) did that on accident and hasn t fixed it….
- firefighterontheside

Some say that having an outlet “upside down”, with the grounding plug on top….
Is safer, preventing accidental shorts, from objects that fall into the gap as a plug comes lose.

-- 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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