Pine Glue-Up Bandsaw Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 05-18-2009 03:50 AM 2562 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

April, 2009—I bought a bandsaw and decided to try to make some nice custom boxes. This is my first attempt. It started out as a bunch of pine scraps glued up into a block about 6”x6”x4”. These types of boxes are popular, and the techniques for building them are well documented in woodworking books. The order of the cuts is very important. The handles on the drawers are sapele. The finish is simply three coats of water-based high gloss poly, with a light sanding between coats.

With this project under my belt, I have built enough confidence to get started on another bandsaw box. Only this time it will be made from a block of purpleheart, and probably aspen handles. And instead of the water-based poly, I think I will switch to a hand rubbed satin tung oil finish,.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 03:55 AM


Well done, you are off to a good start! I look forward to seeing more of your bandsawn box work.

Tony Ward

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 04:01 AM

Looks great I like the flow of the grain

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-18-2009 04:47 AM

Art, great to have another bandsaw boxer aboard. This one’s really cool. Look forward to your next ones. There’s a lot of really creative people on this site. I’m working mostly from the firewood pile right now, but hope to make some more a little later when I get some decent wood..

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

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 05:43 AM

Welcome aboard! I like the creative use of the glue up. The grains going in different directions is different and catches the eye.

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

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 06:51 AM

That’s a cute little box, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 05-18-2009 11:55 AM

I am sure this won’t be your last. nice work and welcome the mad house of wood;/.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 05-18-2009 01:03 PM

Nice box and welcome to LJ’s

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

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#8 posted 05-19-2009 05:11 AM

I like the design! And the use of scrap wood to make the block is super. You’ve really got a nice looking piece – out of scraps! I’m looking forward to seeing your efforts in purpleheart – it’s one of my very favorite woods.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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