Bandsaw box

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Project by Kate posted 05-20-2009 02:24 PM 5957 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box after reading Lois Ventura’s book on bandsaw boxes. I wanted to make something that looked appealing – made people want to “pet” it. I also wanted to add a bit of humor.

Fun to make. I ended up making a series of boxes that I think of as my “critter” series. I’ll post others later.
Thanks for looking.

-- Kate,

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#1 posted 05-20-2009 02:30 PM

Nice project…. Great job and design…..I want to pet it….LOL…I’ve got to make one of these things…. This certainly helps my motivation…..

Thanks for posting…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#2 posted 05-20-2009 02:33 PM

Well done, Kate!

I see these and it reminds me that I really want a full-sized bandsaw.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-20-2009 02:35 PM

Well done! Very creative design, I like the contrast in colors and the shape of the box.


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#4 posted 05-20-2009 03:28 PM

Its lovely design Kate,
i never made such box,


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#5 posted 05-20-2009 04:23 PM

Nice colors, cool design and very well made. Hope you don’t mind, I added you to my buddy list. Us bandsaw boxers gotta band together.

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

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#6 posted 05-20-2009 04:37 PM

Hey Kate
This is a really nice box , a unique design and great wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 05-20-2009 05:07 PM

Kate – very nice – I like the design. What wood did you use? And how big is this box?

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#8 posted 05-20-2009 05:21 PM

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

The box is cherry and walnut. It’s around 11” high.

I have directions for how to make a simplified version on my website if anyone is interested.

-- Kate,

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#9 posted 05-20-2009 06:50 PM

Great Design!!

I really like the “Eye” top handle!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#10 posted 05-20-2009 09:02 PM

Cute. It could be called “I’m looking at you” i

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

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#11 posted 05-20-2009 10:25 PM

Very nice, I like the contrasting woods.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#12 posted 05-20-2009 11:05 PM

Well done Kate. I agree, making bandsawn boxes is alot of fun. Keep up the good work!

Tony Ward

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#13 posted 05-20-2009 11:56 PM

Beautiful box! The colors of the wood add a rich texture to the box.
I can see the whimsy in it too!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#14 posted 05-22-2009 01:45 AM

Very nice looking box Kate, love that different look.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#15 posted 05-22-2009 06:25 PM

Great job, i really want to try one of these but my bandsaw isn’t what it should be LOL.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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