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Bandsaw Pen Box

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Project by FourOaks posted 09-10-2016 11:46 PM 939 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently joined LumberJocks and so this is my first official posted project. It’s a bandsaw pen box made out of red oak. I found the pattern here on LumberJocks.

I’m using this to store one of my hand turned wooden pens. I’ve been pen turning for years, but branching out to other projects. The box could easily be used to store other things like jewelry or a pocket knife.

The handle is a piece of walnut, I cut in the shape of a triangle and glued on. I finished the box with a dark Danish oil—2 coats.

The only thing I wish I would have done differently was start the inside cut by following the direction of the grain. Then the cut seam would have been much less visible.

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia, http://www.fouroakscrafts.com





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whsewardiv

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#1 posted 09-11-2016 02:22 AM

looks great, like the idea so much i may borrow it too

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#2 posted 09-11-2016 12:41 PM

Cute little shape,very well done.

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#3 posted 09-11-2016 06:16 PM

What a neat project to go along with your other projects … I gotta tell you that I made about 20 or so band saw boxes before discovering that entering with the grain works so well … The learning curve you know …
Each BS box you make will be a bit better than the last one … so with your head start, you will be making some really outstanding boxes ‘cause your ahead of the game already.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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FourOaks

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#4 posted 09-11-2016 09:04 PM



looks great, like the idea so much i may borrow it too

- whsewardiv

Thanks! Feel free to borrow the idea. I created a full tutorial over on my site, but I got the pattern here on this forum.

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia, http://www.fouroakscrafts.com

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FourOaks

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#5 posted 09-11-2016 09:04 PM



Cute little shape,very well done.

- majuvla

Thanks!

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia, http://www.fouroakscrafts.com

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FourOaks

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#6 posted 09-11-2016 09:06 PM



What a neat project to go along with your other projects … I gotta tell you that I made about 20 or so band saw boxes before discovering that entering with the grain works so well … The learning curve you know …
Each BS box you make will be a bit better than the last one … so with your head start, you will be making some really outstanding boxes cause your ahead of the game already.

- Grumpymike

Thanks and I look forward to making more boxes. Although, I think I would like to step up to a full size bandsaw. I did this one on my bench top bandsaw. Even with a new blade, it felt like the bench top may not have the power I need. Or it could always be the operator LOL

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia, http://www.fouroakscrafts.com

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#7 posted 09-12-2016 06:08 PM

Great looking work!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#8 posted 09-13-2016 09:16 PM

having made a pen or two in my time i gotta say thats a very cool box i may also steal that idea.have you been on the iap site,if your into pens a much better place to share and gain knowledge,but this site aint too shabby either,welcome to lumber jocks,if your looking to expand into other wood working this is the greatest place with the greatest wood workers anywhere,hoe you enjoy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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FourOaks

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#9 posted 09-15-2016 04:10 PM



having made a pen or two in my time i gotta say thats a very cool box i may also steal that idea.have you been on the iap site,if your into pens a much better place to share and gain knowledge,but this site aint too shabby either,welcome to lumber jocks,if your looking to expand into other wood working this is the greatest place with the greatest wood workers anywhere,hoe you enjoy.

- pottz

Thanks for the comments! I’ve been on the IAP site for several months now. A great site for pen turners, I agree. I started out mainly turning pens, but now I want expand into other woodworking projects.

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia, http://www.fouroakscrafts.com

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