Bandsaw box

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Project by William King posted 02-28-2009 08:16 PM 2067 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of cedar, 11”x 8” and 7” wide and with a lacquer finish,

-- William King, Florida,

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#1 posted 02-28-2009 08:25 PM

That’s a beautiful box. I really like the design. I’ve made a few things but just got my first bandsaw and since you can’t disconnect the blade and run it through a hole to make each cut like you can with a scrollsaw, what do you do, just cut through the side and try to hide the cut somehow? I want to try and make one with an old maple stump that I’ve had lying around but not sure if I’m going to go about it the right way. I can try my usual method of making something which means I start hacking away with no clue and figure it out as I go. With the temperature at 2 degrees this morning I could always use more firewood.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 08:42 PM

Bandsaw boxes are made with cuts completely through the piece… most of the time you can try to follow grain to make your incut, so when you assemble, the saw kerf is hidden.

Take a look at this site for a more informative answer…

-- San Diego, CA

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 11:07 PM

That is absolutely beautiful. I’m gonna try some cedar one of these days. Hope mine turns out half as good. Design, execution and finish all are great. Your sun sailer is awesome. Love the way you made the sails into drawers.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#4 posted 03-01-2009 01:39 AM

Nice. That finish really makes the wood ‘pop’.

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#5 posted 03-01-2009 04:14 AM

William, well done. Nice design which highlights the beauty of the timber.

Do you agree with me when it is said that Bandsawn Box Making is fun? (although the down side is the amount of sanding!!!)

Tony Ward

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#6 posted 03-01-2009 06:07 AM

Neat box! I’m gonna have to get a bandsaw and try that out….

-- Dave, North Dakota,

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#7 posted 03-01-2009 11:18 PM

I like that box. A great design and the color makes it spectacular.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 03-01-2009 11:28 PM

WOW I wish I had some cedar left. I really like that box and the finish.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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William King

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#9 posted 03-02-2009 01:03 AM

Tony Ward

YES!!!! I love making Band saw boxes. But the sanding doesn’t bother me when all the grain starts to come alive

-- William King, Florida,

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#10 posted 03-02-2009 10:17 PM


Can we come to an arrangement, as “the sanding doesn’t bother you” I will send my work across to you for the finishing?

Tony Ward

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William King

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#11 posted 03-03-2009 04:06 AM


-- William King, Florida,

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