Bandsaw Box #1, this was fun

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Project by NY_Rocking_Chairs posted 04-13-2009 11:50 PM 1804 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first bandsaw box. Cut from a single piece of Maple that came off the stump from the local woods after my neighbor took the tree away. It was a lot of fun and the whole thing was completed in 4 hours from start to finish.

My wife thinks it looks like a bird, I think it kind of looks like the Sphinx.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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Peik Löf

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#1 posted 04-13-2009 11:57 PM

Good job, i should give a bandsaw box a try myself, never made one
Might have time to do it this week :D

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#2 posted 04-14-2009 02:39 AM

Hey, Rich, if this is your first, you’re on the road, man. I wish my first looked that good….or my last as far as that goes. Hope you make a bunch more. You might consider putting a thin shim under the drawer to even it up all around. Great design. Wish I could turn them out in four hours.

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

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#3 posted 04-14-2009 06:32 AM


Well done. As Gary suggested using a shim, (I call the sleepers or runners) to help centralise the drawer in the cabinet, not only adds to the appearance of your finished work, but also facilitiates access to the drawer.

If you are looking for addition information to do with bandsawn box making, there is the Pocket Guide to bandsawn box making on my site ~

Tony Ward

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#4 posted 04-14-2009 11:39 AM

Thanks for the advice guys. Good idea about the shim. Will check out Tony’s site.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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