Band saw boxes

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Project by wdbutcher71 posted 12-27-2009 07:32 AM 2363 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The large two drawer box was for my wife, the four smaller for mom, mom inlaw, grandma and sister. The smallest box was for my neice. All from black walnut with 6 coats of minwax poly. This was my first go with bandsaw boxes in boy was it an education.

-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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#1 posted 12-27-2009 08:12 AM

Cool boxes Matt

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#2 posted 12-27-2009 08:36 AM

Beautiful bandsaw boxes. Great shape!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-27-2009 09:00 AM

Thanks guys, the shapes for the four like boxes and the large box came out of a book of patterns. The small box was free hand.

-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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#4 posted 12-27-2009 01:38 PM

Well done – these are great looking boxes :-)

-- Jerry, Australia

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#5 posted 12-27-2009 01:49 PM

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 02:16 PM

Very nice, sure made your women in the family a happy Christmas.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 12-27-2009 02:39 PM

Beautiful bandsaw boxes.

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

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#8 posted 12-27-2009 03:48 PM

Matthew, Great job on your bandsaw boxes. I know everyone that received one loved them…...and I would guess you ended up with some sore fingers from all that sanding! LOL.

-- John @

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#9 posted 12-27-2009 04:30 PM

Looks very nice, superb.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#10 posted 12-27-2009 04:48 PM

Great looking boxes. If these are your first can’t wait to see the future ones.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 12-27-2009 10:43 PM

I just love the Lois Ventrua Design… indeed I have made several… but I especially like the free hand one at the back … very very cool… Doing good…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#12 posted 12-28-2009 09:51 PM

Huff: Your not kidding about the sore fingers about an hour per box and that is with a spindle sander. Note to self cut closer to the darn line.

degoose: Thanks, the freehand box started out looking like a flower laid on its side. By the time I was done it looked more like a duck. Told my neice what ever it looks like to you is what it was suppose to be.

Thanks for you comments all.

-- Matthew M. Central Washington

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#13 posted 12-30-2009 09:06 PM

Nice looking boxes. Unfortunately, sanding is inevitable, especially with these boxes. A spindle sander (oscillating, even better) is definitely the way to go. These gained great popularity in my family this year. I gave away one this year at the family Christmas and now I have requests enough to keep me busy for the next few months! Now to find ‘paying customers’.... :) As far as designs/appearances, I am often reminded by LJ’s that there are no “flaws”, just artisic variations. Keep it up!!

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

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