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Project by James posted 06-04-2009 02:58 AM 4900 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt at a bandsaw box, approx 3” cube. Wood is 4/4 hardwood reclaimed barn siding, laminated with alternating grain. Not sure of the species, but its real old and pretty dense. Lots of bug tracks and imperfections.

Didn’t spend much time sanding, since the wood is in pretty bad shape to begin with. Mainly a practice piece.

-- James, Bluffton, IN





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dustbunny

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 03:17 AM

That’s nice for a practice piece. Now you know how to do it, let’s see some real boxes.
Looking forward to your post !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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bowyer

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 03:46 AM

Promising first piece. Looking forward to more

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

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#3 posted 06-04-2009 03:52 AM

That’s thinking inside the box

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Durnik150

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#4 posted 06-04-2009 04:02 AM

Neat rustic piece. It looks great especially for being your first bandsaw box. If you are interested in reading/learning about these boxes, try to find a copy of Lois Keener Ventura’s book Building Beautiful Boxes with your Bandsaw. It’s a great book that will open your eyes to a lot of options with the band saw.

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

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RobH

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#5 posted 06-04-2009 05:51 AM

Good looking first try. I have always wanted to do a bandsawn box. I have always wanted to do so much that I will never get it all done. Thanks for sharing.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#6 posted 06-04-2009 08:36 AM

Congratulations on completing your first bandsawn box, a rustic style work that is pleasing to the eye! You are off to a very god start.

I look forward to seeing more of your bandsawn boxes posted on LJ’s.

Tony Ward

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

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#7 posted 06-04-2009 02:26 PM

Hey Hackman, for a first time that came out real good.

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#8 posted 06-04-2009 02:33 PM

Hey guy, great first effort. Be careful, though. Making bandsaw boxes can become addictive. Welcome to LJs. Stumbling on to this site was the best thing that happened to me as far as woodworking goes. Great site with lots of folk ready to help you improve. Look forward to your next boxes.

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

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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 06-06-2009 04:08 AM

Interesting wood. It looks old and well used, which will certainly match someone’s decorating scheme. You have inspired me to make one something like this. Thanks!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#10 posted 06-06-2009 11:39 PM

thanks for the comments all, your kind words and feedback have motivated me to make another bandsaw box! Bamasawduster you are absolutely correct they are highly addictive to make :)

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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