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Project by bowyer posted 04-25-2009 04:19 PM 1873 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box out of purple heart and birch for my grand daughters 7th birthday. This is my first bandsaw box. The finish is 3 coats of shellac and two coats of renaissance wax. The best part of making this box was the reaction of my Grand Princess when she opened her presen.

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mountainsky

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 04:26 PM

That’s really neat. Bet your grand daughter will really enjoy it!

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sandhill

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 04:47 PM

Nice job I like the size, It looks like you have a grateful fan there as well.

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 05:25 PM

Cute. And what a nice finish! Good job Gramps!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 05:52 PM

Nice design , nice bandsaw box,good photos, cute little granddaughter.

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firecaster

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 10:13 PM

That is realy nice.

Great job, looks like youve been making them for years.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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Wingstress

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#6 posted 04-26-2009 02:29 AM

Well done! I really like the design. My daughter will be turning 7 in September. Thanks for inspiring me! (Going in my Favorites.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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Hrolfr

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#7 posted 04-26-2009 03:28 AM

very very well done box

-- Hrolfr

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kolwdwrkr

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#8 posted 04-26-2009 04:48 AM

She looks happy. Nice job.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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degoose

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#9 posted 04-26-2009 10:48 AM

I absolutely LOVE it!!!

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thelt

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#10 posted 04-26-2009 12:42 PM

I have never tried anything like that. Was it done from a pattern or did you do it on your own? I definitely like it and would like to try it. And, your Grand looks like she really enjoys it too.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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bowyer

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#11 posted 04-26-2009 01:29 PM

Thank you all very much for the kind words. thelt I came up with the design while I was driving to a service call to repaire a nitrogen seperator. 4 hrs round trip. Here is a link to a web site with pics of alot of different box designes that others have made as well as helpful tips.

groups.yahoo.com/group/bandsawboxes/
www.woodworks-by-donna.com link to group is off Donnas’ web site as well

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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TonyWard

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#12 posted 04-26-2009 11:32 PM

Well done, a good results for your first bandsawn box.

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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Talyn

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#13 posted 06-05-2009 02:16 AM

I love the design, you inspired me to make to make something with that shape. Thank you

-- Harry --- Never Give Up, Never Surrender, www.cncdesignwork.com

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#14 posted 10-07-2009 09:46 PM

Cool box design… Keep them coming… I am going to try my first bandsaw box soon and you have given me some good inspiration and ideas… Thanks
Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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