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A Couple of Bandsaw Boxes

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Project by CalgaryBill posted 04-06-2017 02:39 PM 1377 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on some of Lois Ventura’s designs for bandsaw boxes. The first one is made of Quilted Maple with Walnut drawer fronts. The second is made of Katalox with Sycamore drawer fronts. The third is made of Tzalam with Figured Maple drawer fronts and the fourth is made of Sapele with Bocate drawer fronts. All are finished with 3 coats of Minwax Tung Oil and then buffed with the Beall buffing system. Inside of drawers are flocked with blue flocking. Thanks for looking.

-- Calgary Bill





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-06-2017 05:10 PM

Great bandsaw boxes , Bill. I prefer the open end design , too!!

Jim

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

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#2 posted 04-06-2017 05:20 PM

Bill, you have done a very nice job on all of these and I like the patterns.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 04-06-2017 06:51 PM

Absolutely beautiful boxes and your choices of wood is incredible. Thank You for sharing

-- Thom CT.

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 12:58 AM

Very well done. As a new comer to band saw boxes, I was wondering how you did the different woods on the fronts and got them to the exact shape.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 02:09 AM

Great box Bill, nice shape & contrasting colours.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 04-07-2017 05:56 AM

sweet looking boxes!

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#7 posted 04-07-2017 01:33 PM

Outstanding….

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#8 posted 04-07-2017 02:05 PM

Pretty cool woods combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 04-07-2017 02:53 PM



Very well done. As a new comer to band saw boxes, I was wondering how you did the different woods on the fronts and got them to the exact shape.

- Woodenwizard


The different wood fronts are about 1/4” thick. I cut them just slightly larger than the original front and glue them to that front and then, using a laminate bit or flush trim bit, I trim them to the original front size. A round-over bit is then used to round over the edges.

-- Calgary Bill

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#10 posted 04-07-2017 02:57 PM

I wanted to build bandsaw boxes when I retired, loved the creativity of them. Bought that book, but do not think I have made any of her designs. Very nicely done. Do you flock the inside of the drawers.? What size bandsaw blade are you using.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 04-07-2017 03:20 PM

beautiful

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#12 posted 04-07-2017 03:21 PM

Those are great Bill. I love doing those also. I have been entertaining investing in the Beall system, do you feel its a worthwhile investment ? Seems like your finish is nice. I would get the one that attaches to the lathe with all 3 wheels.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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CalgaryBill

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#13 posted 04-08-2017 01:41 AM



I wanted to build bandsaw boxes when I retired, loved the creativity of them. Bought that book, but do not think I have made any of her designs. Very nicely done. Do you flock the inside of the drawers.? What size bandsaw blade are you using.

- bushmaster


Yes, I flock the inside of the drawers. On these I used a blue flocking.
I use a 3/16” by 10 tpi blade.

-- Calgary Bill

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CalgaryBill

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#14 posted 04-08-2017 01:44 AM



Those are great Bill. I love doing those also. I have been entertaining investing in the Beall system, do you feel its a worthwhile investment ? Seems like your finish is nice. I would get the one that attaches to the lathe with all 3 wheels.

- rockmolsen


I love the Beall system and believe that it is well worth the investment. I use an old washing machine motor to attach the wheels. I’m into my second set of buffs after wearing out the first set.

-- Calgary Bill

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