My first Bandsaw Box

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Project by zierath posted 1531 days ago 1653 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday and today, I made my first Bandsaw box. I glued up several planks of Cedar, trimmed it up on the bandsaw, and cut it into 4 pieces for 4 boxes. I made a small sketch, glued it to the block and cut it out. It turned out pretty good, for my first attempt. I’m having my kids ‘design’ their own for the remaining 3 blocks. I’ll post them when they are done.

-- Kevin Zierath, Learning new stuff everyday and loving it.

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#1 posted 1531 days ago

that looks great kevin nice job and cool design.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1531 days ago

Great looking first box.
Thanks for the detail pictures.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 1531 days ago

Beware… they are more addictive than cutting boards… lol
Nice for a first attempt.. in fact very nice indeed.
Might I suggest that the laminations run vertical and not horizontal.. then when you cut the outer curve you will get a nice flow of grain… and if you have bookmatched the laminations different patterns will form..
Check my blog
Hope this helps you understand the process and that you take this in the spirit in which it is written…

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

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#4 posted 1531 days ago

Great 1# box. Now your hooked. I hope you have fun making the I do..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 1531 days ago

I really like the simple (but cool) design of this piece. I think I may just have to flatter you and make one similar (you know the sincerest form of flattery thing….lol). All in all very cool!

Outstanding first try!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Walt M.

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#6 posted 1531 days ago

Nice looking box your on a roll

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#7 posted 1531 days ago

Very well done.

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

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#8 posted 1531 days ago

all: Thanks for the feedback!

@degoose I will try that. Checked out your blog too. Nice work!

-- Kevin Zierath, Learning new stuff everyday and loving it.

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#9 posted 1531 days ago


You are off to an excellent start, well done.

I look forward to see the other bandsawn boxes posted here!

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#10 posted 1529 days ago

Very nice box. Hope many more will follow.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 1529 days ago

I also made my First band saw box just need to take & post the picture! I was fun but a lot of sanding cause I used a 1/4” blade instead of a 1/8” blade. But good job! Well done!

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#12 posted 1524 days ago

Nice box I am going to try one of those with my saw but I only have a 1/4” blade…Very nice for your first try.

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#13 posted 1392 days ago

Very awesome! I’m gonna try some o these one o these days. Very nice project. Great way to get the kids involved also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 1392 days ago

I like it!

I just got my first bandsaw and I’d love to learn to make boxes.

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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