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My First Bandsaw Box

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Project by shopmania posted 1648 days ago 2032 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a bandsaw box with my newly acquired jet 14” bandsaw (Craigs List). It is made from hard maple and wenge for the stripe and the handle. The pattern is from Lois Ventura’s book. Finished with 4 coats of spray lacquer rubbed with 0000 steel wool in between, and wax on top. The drawer is flock with “wine” color. My thanks to local fellow Lumberjock “Huff” for the wenge, the flocking, and his helpful input on finishing, etc. Thanks Huff! This was a gift for my wife for Valentines Day. She likes it, along with the jewelry that came inside.

On my first attempt to cut the back off the “sandwich”, I quickly realized that I needed a new blade. All my research indicated that Timberwolf was the way to go. I got a 1/2 inch 3 tpi for the resaw on the back, and a 3/16 4 tpi for the scrolling work. They worked great! I’m a believer! Ordered them Monday, got them Friday, gave it to her on Sunday, so this was a quick build. It was a lot of fun, and as usual, I learned a lot! Can’t wait to try again!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 1648 days ago

I can’t believe no one has given you an attaboy yet, that’s beautiful, the girlfriend is lucky, depending also what’s in the box. “What’s in the Box?” Remember that movie? Oh God! Off topic, Great job, you do great work.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dudley

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#2 posted 1648 days ago

That’s a purdy one. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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clieb91

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#3 posted 1648 days ago

Nicely done. May have to look into on of those 3/16” blades.

CtL

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

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russv

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#4 posted 1648 days ago

tim,
i read lois ventura’s book and it changed my ideas of box making completely. that is a great book. bandsaw boxes are fun and i’ve seen some pretty awsome designs.
very very nice for your first one. i’ll looking forward to seeing your 100th.

i see you did the flocking too. kool stuff !!

russv

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blackcherry

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#5 posted 1648 days ago

Nice work on your 1st band saw box…nice choice of woods and finish as well. The Timber Wolf blade are my choice as well. Ms. Ventura’s book is a favorite of mine as well. Thanks for posting and keep them coming…Blkcherry

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donjoe

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#6 posted 1648 days ago

Great box. Very pretty.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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degoose

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#7 posted 1647 days ago

I go along with others regarding Lois Ventura… I have made quite a few..
I do have one little point which I am sure you are aware… there seems to be a slight hesitation in your internal cuts.. Experience and confidence will fix that.. good work and look forward to seeing many more.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Seer

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#8 posted 1647 days ago

Very nice box I am just finishing my first from her new book. It would have been done a week ago except for a litle accident. I treid to amputate my index finger by being stupid, lesson learned, painful but I learned. I will post pics when I have finished it.

-- www.cabinfevercreations.com

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huff

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#9 posted 1647 days ago

Tim, I see you finished in time and it looks great. I’m sure your wife loves it. I’ve done probably a hundred bandsaw boxes and I learn something new from each one. Can’t wait to see your next one. Keep up the good work.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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CreekWoodworker

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#10 posted 1647 days ago

Tim, nice looking box, I like the wood combination. Bandsaw boxes are a lot of fun to make. I also have the 1/2” and 3/16 inch Timberwolf blades, they work great.

Seer, on my last project I got a little reminder to watch where the blade and fingers are at all times. My thumb was about an inch away from the blade but I must of been applying more pressure against the blade than I thought (I was in a tight turn with my 3/16” blade), the block slid forward as the blade emerged from the wood. Deep cut but fixable at home. I learned to slow the cut down to a snail pace as the blade comes out of the wood.

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

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 1647 days ago

This is a gorgeous box and you chose a nice ood combination as well. I am sure your wife would have appreciated the box alone as a gift but including some jewelry with it was a great idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Mike

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#12 posted 1647 days ago

Nice job Tim!

-- Mike, VT

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bigike

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#13 posted 1647 days ago

great job!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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mtkate

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#14 posted 1647 days ago

Nice, and thanks for the book reference.

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 1646 days ago

great job, look fwd to seeing more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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