Bandsaw Box

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Project by bowyer posted 1776 days ago 3169 views 19 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well heres my second bandsaw box. Made from Purple heart, soft maple and ebony. I had more trouble with this one than my first mostly due to underestimating how long I needed to complete it for my youngest daughters 21st B-Day. She loves it and I guess thats what counts but I definatly need more practice on the BS and technique on the belt sander. The finish is spar urethane with a top coat of renaissance wax. I chose the spar urethane in an attempt to prolong the inevitable “Daddy can you make it purple again?” and the wax to help hide finger prints. Cyndi told me the colors she wanted after She saw the one I made the grand princess and to make it shine!! She also wanted it to match the recurve I built her 3 years ago. I’ll be posting that later. Thanks to those who answered my cry for help when after I was done putting on the finnish only to realize I forgot to glue on the pulls. I ended up scuffing the drawer fronts up and used an epoxy. So far so good. Yes that is me in the last pic with Cyndi and the grand princess


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#1 posted 1776 days ago

Ooops almost forgot, the drawers are lined with felt on a foam back.

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#2 posted 1776 days ago

Very nice box. She looks very happy with it. Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 1776 days ago

WOW! when I clicked on to LJs my eyes were immediately drawn to your project. It is beautiful. There’s some talent for you in band saw boxes. Thanks for sharing.


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#4 posted 1776 days ago

This box is…. I just can say “wow”...!

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#5 posted 1776 days ago

Excellent design and build!

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

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#6 posted 1776 days ago

You just made me a big fan of bandsaw boxes. thanks for sharing and excellent choice of the lumber

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#7 posted 1776 days ago

Very attractive box. Great design! Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 1776 days ago

Spectacular, especially for your second box. The design is wonderful and your choice of woods is top notch. I’m sure she will enjoy it forever and pass it along in the family.

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

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#9 posted 1776 days ago

This is very stunning! Thats a great bandsaw box and even more so since its only your second one.
Your daughter looks like she is about the happiest girl on the earth :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#10 posted 1776 days ago

Wow, nice work and design. I just can’t seem to figure out new designs. I am impressed.

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#11 posted 1776 days ago

A great choice of complimentary colors. well done!
Might I offer some advice re the gaps around the drawers .. to make them more even add a little shim of timber or felt to the bottom of the drawers. this will also help with the smooth opening,.

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

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#12 posted 1776 days ago

Rick, that is one awesome box. Used to come to Tacoma a lot. Always had to eat at CI Shenanigans at least once each trip. Beautiful place to live.

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

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#13 posted 1776 days ago

Good choice of woods and it’s a wonderful design. I love how the little drawer comes out of the top. You’ve just created an heirloom!

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#14 posted 1776 days ago

a definite wow one of the best I’ve seen

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#15 posted 1776 days ago

Great job Rick. very nice colors!!!

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