Unique Band Saw Box

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Project by shopmania posted 05-22-2010 04:31 PM 3010 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first bandsaw box that I made completely of my own design (instead of Lois Ventura’s). I wanted to make something special for my daughter for her graduation from college at the U. of S. Carolina. I had this idea and was able to make it work. The drawers are very small, but could be used for business cards, paper clips etc. Some of the angle were very tight and difficult to cut out, like the inside of the drawer for the “U”, but I was very pleased that it all came out well. I painted the fronts of the letters Garnet red (school color) an the rest is clear lacquer, sprayed on. Lots of tiny nooks and crannies to sand on this one. You wouldn’t make any money mass producing these, but it was a labor of love! Black flocking from Donjer in the drawers- they have lots of colors, but garnet isn’t one of them!

I included a picture with a tape measure for scale. Made of 1×6 red oak with a wenge stripe in the middle.

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

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#1 posted 05-22-2010 04:53 PM

It looks good, intricate, very nice!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 05:15 PM

Awesome job on the USC box. i now your daughter will love it, and a Million Gamecock fans in this area would love to have one . You did a fantastic job cutting out the letters and putting all those boxes in it.

Go Cocks

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 05-22-2010 05:34 PM

Super band saw box very creative

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 08:58 PM

Love it. Totally original and well designed and executed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 05-23-2010 03:12 AM

Tim, very cool box. Go cocks.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 05-23-2010 04:13 AM

I am sure she will love it and will find an appropriate use

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 05-23-2010 08:49 AM

I agree with stefang-Love it. Totally original and well designed and executed.

I was really interested in making those bandsaw boxes until I saw just how many people were making. It took the originality out of it all for me.
But this brings it all back again to be interesting. Good idea, Hope your daughter likes it.

-- Theresa,

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 10:29 PM

A truly unique design. I am sure your daughter will be proud to display it on her desk. Gives me some ideas as to maybe trying some intials.


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

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#9 posted 05-30-2010 11:21 PM

This made me chuckle and applaud at the same time. I wonder what she will store in the “U”?

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#10 posted 08-12-2010 06:50 PM

USC + U of Southern California right? lol Nice work.

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

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#11 posted 11-30-2010 02:39 AM

Wow! How cool. i’ll have to make a CMU one for my daughter!!!!!!!

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

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