First effort bandsaw boxes

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Project by cdcjr posted 12-06-2009 06:23 PM 2799 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My name is David and after I retired, moved from Houston to a small farm which had a standalone building which I made into my shop. When my wife gave me a Powermatic bandsaw, got Lois Ventura’s bandsaw box book.
These are my first efforts. The smaller one is cedar, the larger is oak.

-- boonedocks retired doc

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 06:55 PM

Very nice. Band saw boxes are a lot of fun to make. Good work.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 07:04 PM

Super first band saw box

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 07:16 PM

Great looking box… I have recently started making scroll saw/bandsaw boxes myself and really think yours turned out great….nice finishes, nice designs, good craftsmanship….. keep it up

-- I ride waaaay too fast to worry about cholesteral

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#4 posted 12-06-2009 07:22 PM

VEry nice. How wide of a blade did you use?


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-06-2009 07:48 PM

Very nice looking box. I just bought a new Powermatic 14” bandsaw, I can’t wait to try making one. By the look of your project, I take it the Lois Ventura‚Äôs bandsaw box book is a good one. Do you recommend it?

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#6 posted 12-06-2009 11:36 PM

Mike ! thanks for the compliment !
Yes, Lois Ventura’s Bandsaw box book is FABULOUS, and she includes not only step by step instructions, but scale or enlargable drawings. This book taught me alot about using bandsaws.

Tim ! I used what Lois recommends, a 3/16” blade, and 1/4” for perimeter cuts.

After reading alot of negative reports about using a riser block (too heavy, hard to keepaccurate cuts, etc.), I was given some large 36” X 14” X 3” mahogany & cedar cutoffs from a pro woodworker, so ordered the riser block, and was impressed by ease of installation (does reuire a second person to hold in place while the other installs the bolts.) As long as when I change blades, I readjust the guides and tension, I have had ZERO problems !!!!!!!

-- boonedocks retired doc

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 06:08 AM

David, Great job on your bandsaw box. Nice reveals on your openings and very smooth lines. Lois Ventura’s Bandsaw box book is a great book. That’s how I got started making bandsaw boxes. Thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing more of your projects.

-- John @

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 03:57 PM

John, many thanks for the kudos !! Juat wish I had your innate design talent !

-- boonedocks retired doc

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