Bandsaw Box for Mom

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Project by shopmania posted 05-17-2010 10:52 PM 1435 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This band saw box was a Mothers Day gift for my mom. The sandwich is mahogany front and back, then maple, cherry and red oak in the center. The Blue flocking (her favorite color) in the drawers is from Donjer, and the outside has got about 8 coats of spray on lacquer, buffed with 0000 steel wool between coats. No stain, just the natural wood. The lacquer really brings out the color an luster of the wood. The spindle sander is invaluable for this project! Thanks again to fellow lumber jock” Huff, for the Mahogany board, which I’ve made good use of, for several boxes, and for his input and advice on several projects.

Made another box just like this with 2 drawers for my mother in law too, from the same sandwich. Both designs are from Lois Ventura’s book on bandsaw boxes. This was my 3rd one. Kinda getting the hang of it now.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#1 posted 05-18-2010 02:26 AM

Very nice looking bandsaw box. I notice your mother-in-law box first, but both are beautiful.

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

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#2 posted 05-18-2010 04:34 AM

She had to love it.

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#3 posted 05-19-2010 01:16 AM

Nice work and a very nice gift to boot…thank for sharing BC

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 05:20 PM

Awesome job on the box for your mom it looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 08-06-2011 11:41 AM

Excellent job and I bet they both loved their individual presents : )
Any pix of the second box ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 07:01 PM

Very nice looking boxes. Sure are fun aren’t they

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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