Bandsaw box for my wife

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Project by Craig55 posted 05-03-2009 04:27 AM 4276 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I bought a new bandsaw and decided to make my wife a bandsaw box, to justify the new saw. It never hurts to build your wife something with the new power tool. The dark wood is walnut and the lighter wood is Mahogany.

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#1 posted 05-03-2009 04:32 AM

Craig, this is a gorgeous box. You chose some nice wood to work with and the box has a nice design to it.

Of course it is always a good idea to make your wife something with a new tool. Who knows she might even let you get another one. :)

Nice job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-03-2009 04:33 AM

Very Nice. Keep this up and you may get many additional tools lol

-- Duane, Ohio

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#3 posted 05-03-2009 04:59 AM

I think some very big thank yous are in order or at least I’m glad you got that band saw. Nice work

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-03-2009 07:00 AM

Nice looking box

-- Vince

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#5 posted 05-03-2009 10:16 AM


You did well for your first bandsawn box. Your choice of the timber blend and proportions is great, well done. I look forward to seeing more of your new found source of woodworking fun ~ making bandsawn boxes.

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#6 posted 05-03-2009 10:26 AM

Very nice Pisces box! I love that design and have made several of them myself for gifts. I haven’t used Mahogany on a bandsaw box yet. Is it a friendly wood for this kind fo project or were there issues?

Keep up the great work!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#7 posted 05-03-2009 11:37 AM

Mate now you know how much fun these are.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#8 posted 05-03-2009 11:39 AM

The two woods blend together real nice.
The open ended design makes it unique.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 05-03-2009 01:09 PM

Very nice combination of wood and wonderful design. Nicely done.

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#10 posted 05-03-2009 01:22 PM

Great looking box Craig! Thanks for sharing.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#11 posted 05-04-2009 01:50 PM

To All: Thanks for all the nice comments. As far as the choice of wood, I went to Menards (Midwest Big Box Store) to get a piece of wood for this project and they had Mahogany on sale. I originally intended to do the whole project in Mahogany, but after cutting the blanks I thought it needed a contrasting wood, so I chose Walnut. This is only the second project I have used Mahogany on and I found it quite easy to work with. I don’t have a ready supply of it so probably won’t use it much in the future.

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#12 posted 05-05-2009 05:07 AM

great job!!! i love the woods…but truly nice job——amazing for your first ban saw box…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 05-05-2009 07:23 PM

Looks Good! Take a look at my box if you want to see a design not in any of the books.

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#14 posted 10-30-2012 08:58 PM

Well played.

-- Anthony

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#15 posted 10-30-2012 11:57 PM

She’ll never fit in that… ;^)

Nicely sawn!

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