Bandsaw boxes

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Project by NoSlivers posted 12-12-2009 03:43 AM 1920 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first one shown here is the first one I tried, just to make sure I knew what I was doing. It’s just a chunk from a pine 4×4. I planned on giving it away as a white elephant gift for Christmas (my family is odd, I’ll admit) but my wife caught sight of it and it hasn’t left her desk ever since…. 4×4 pine…. who would’ve thought. The 2nd pic is the box in the 3rd pic before staining, sealing and gluing on the drawer pulls. That box is walnut with maple pulls. My wife doesn’t care so much for that one, so THAT one will now be the “white elephant’ gift. I can say this is the ONLY time in recent memory where my wife has displayed anything short of “champagne taste”. I’m still tryin’ to figure that one out. Maybe having the larger drawer on top offends her sense of symmetry…?

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 03:57 AM

good looking 4×4

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 12-12-2009 04:06 AM

I can see why your wife claimed the pine one. That box has such a nice flow and I can say pine never looked better. Great job on both, but I have to confess, I like the pine one the best. Nice job. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing.

-- John @

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 04:08 AM

I think they all look great.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-12-2009 04:35 AM

Love em !!!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#5 posted 12-12-2009 05:59 AM

It would have taken me 30 guesses before I said pine. However, now that you mentioned it, I can see it immediately. I whole heartedly agree with John’s comment. Your eye just moves directly across the box following the grain from the squared left end, throught the middle and off the right tapered side. I do like the walnut box as well and it is anything but a “white elephant” gift, but since you made pine look this nice, it gets the bigger thumbs up.
Excellent work.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 12-12-2009 07:06 AM

Am I the only one that sees the resemblance of a womans face and hair do? Resembles Betty Ruble of the Flintstone’s to me. But then I also wear coke bottom glasses too.

-- Louis Young,TSgt, USAF, Ret.

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#7 posted 12-12-2009 07:40 AM

Wow! They are beautiful boxes.
Hard to choose which one to keep, if I were you.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 08:07 AM

Thanks for the comments. hardbroke, these are bandsaw boxes, not a rohrshach test or sculpture…. then again… woodworm, terima kasih :)

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#9 posted 12-12-2009 08:45 AM

Great bandsaw boxes. I can see why your wife liked it… champagne comes in many bottles!

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

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#10 posted 12-12-2009 09:33 AM

The first has better flow… tho the top is a little flat… the second is not as curvaceous… if you see what I mean…
Different strokes for different folks I suppose.. any way nice job on your first and second attempts of what are normally a reasonably difficult project to get right first time out… well done.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 12-12-2009 11:53 AM

I also like the first one better, as others said, the flow is very nice. However, the “white elephant” is also great.

I must admit I just discovered bandsaw boxes today… thanks to your post. I’ve got to try one myself some day.

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#12 posted 12-12-2009 12:40 PM

I definitely see the face and was going to say that the first one looks like a person smiling… and so, following that, the second one is the face upside down, and thus a frown. .. on a psychological level we would be drawn to the smile and repelled by the frown without even knowing it..

pine – you say—beautiful. You truly honoured the wood in that one!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 12-18-2009 12:04 AM

Beautiful work, NoSlivers! I do in fact see the womens face reference per HardBroke. Have you considered selling these – you and your wife might enjoy selling them at various crafts events, art shows, ect.

-- Harold

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#14 posted 12-06-2016 11:37 PM

Very, very nicely done. i do agree with the consensus here and like the PINE BOX the best.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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