Walnut Bandsaw Box 02

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Project by Walnut_Weasel posted 08-16-2009 02:21 AM 4238 views 12 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second attempt at a lid style bandsaw box and my 3rd woodworking project overall. This time I have the wall thickness nice and even all the way around. I also managed to get a great fit between the bottom of the box and the 1/8” thick lid. I finished the walnut with a few coats of Watco natural danish oil and I think it turned out great. I may try putting some poly on once the oil has had ample time to set. The goal of my next bandsaw box will be to find a good tool to remove glue squeeze out from the inside corners. Dimensions are roughly 4×3x2. If you have comments (good or bad) please post!

-- James -

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#1 posted 08-16-2009 03:04 AM

Neat box

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 03:31 AM

Nice looking box, I like the walnut and the design. I tried a band saw box once, it ended up in the burn pile.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 08-16-2009 03:42 AM

Very nice. I like the shape. Great job.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 08-16-2009 03:46 AM

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 04:29 AM

Nice looking box.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 04:30 AM

Great Box. Beautiful design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 06:23 AM

Beautiful Box

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#8 posted 08-16-2009 06:24 AM

smooth cool and great design great wood too.

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#9 posted 08-16-2009 08:18 AM

Great design. Very sleek. Nice job.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 08-16-2009 05:45 PM

Love it! Nice grain flow and shape. How is the bottom glued on? Is it in a rabbet or butt-glued to the sides?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 08-16-2009 07:39 PM

Just a butt joint. It seems plenty strong and I did not want to remove any additional material to keep the grain lined up as close as possible…however I did goof up on this box and glue the bottom back on upside down! Luckily it all lined up well enough that you hardly notice.

-- James -

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#12 posted 08-16-2009 07:43 PM

Very Nice!

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

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#13 posted 08-16-2009 07:57 PM

Just trying to think of a way to minimize your glue issue. I think everything about this box is top notch. It’s great when you can save a “situation”. BTDT so many times…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 08-16-2009 08:11 PM

Not a bad idea Douglas. I may have to break out the router and buy a rabbeting bit next time I make one that is this style…of course now that I think of it I would need to make the bottom a bit thicker for that to work. The bottom of this box was so thin the bearing would hardly have any space to ride on!

Thanks to all for the feedback!!

-- James -

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#15 posted 08-17-2009 06:24 PM

Nice box. When I do a bandsaw box, I perfer to to put flock on the inside. That way you don’t have to worry about the glue squeez out on the inside. Infact, you don’t have to even sand the inside. It covers a lot of surface flaws and is super easy to apply. I posted a similar box a while back that shows what I mean,

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-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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